Time is running out to register to vote for the Nov. 7 election and the Travis County Tax Office is planning an all-day voter registration drive on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the voter registration deadline.
Voter registration and updating your voter registration address if you moved will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday, at the two Amaya’s Taco Village locations, 9900 S. Interstate 35 frontage road in Southpark Meadows, and 5804 N. Interstate 35 frontage road. The main Travis County Tax Office will offer voter registration from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, 5501 Airport Blvd.
Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to vote on several constitutional amendments and local government bond packages, which if passed will fund local projects paid for by property taxes.
“Do not think if you don’t own a home that you do not need to vote,” says Bruce Elfant, the Travis County voter registrar and tax assessor-collector. Renters also use and pay for services funded through bonds.
The bond initiatives are asking voters to decide whether the community services and physical improvements they fund are worth the cost. “While most ballots in Travis County won’t include candidates, bond elections directly impact the local government services you receive and your pocketbook,” Elfant said.
Historically, very few voters decide constitutional amendments and bond elections. “Whether you believe the proposals on the ballot should be supported or are too costly or ill-conceived, the outcomes will impact our community and state,” Elfant said. “Your voice is your vote.”
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