Aug. 27, 2019
More than 2,300 volunteer deputy registrars will fan out across Travis County in September looking to register voters as they recognize Travis County Voter Registration Awareness Month.
Today, Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the month and reminding residents that Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day.
“We want to encourage everyone to register to vote, change their voter registration address if they moved within the county and join us in registering voters by becoming a volunteer deputy registrar,” said Bruce Elfant, the Travis County voter registrar and tax assessor-collector.
The tax office’s voter registration division will celebrate the month by recognizing Sept. 1-7 as Education Week; Sept. 8-14 as Local Business Week; Sept 15-21 as Civic Week; Sept. 22-28 as Senior, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Week; and Sept. 29 to Oct. 7 as Challenge Week. Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 5 election that will include several state constitutional amendments.
The tax office is setting a goal to register more than 800,000 voters by Oct. 7, which would represent almost 94 percent of the county’s eligible voters. Currently, there are more than 790,000 registered voters or about 93 percent of the county’s eligible voters.
Those wanting to help register voters should visit the tax office Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TravisCountyTaxOffice, to view and sign up for available volunteer deputy registrar trainings.
View news release (PDF).