Jan. 6, 2020
The Travis County Tax Office is gearing up for the primary election voter registration deadline, Monday, Feb. 3, by providing several locations where you can register to vote.
“We are going into overdrive as we scramble to register every eligible Travis County citizen before the Feb. 3 deadline,” said Bruce Elfant, the county’s voter registrar and tax assessorcollector.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office recently released data showing that since 2016 Travis County added the highest percentage of newly registered voters among the state’s Top 10
counties, which include Denton, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Collin, El Paso, Bexar, Tarrant, Harris and Dallas counties, respectively.
Currently, more than 800,000 county residents registered to vote. “That is the highest number of registered voters ever in Travis County and means 93.5% of all eligible voters registered,”
Elfant said. “I am so proud of our volunteer deputy registrars, the tax office staff and Travis County citizens for this achievement, but we’re not done.”
Travis County’s almost 4,000 volunteer deputy registrars plan to set up voter registration tables throughout the county. Voter registration applications are available at many businesses,
libraries, and postal locations.
You can register to vote from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county’s voter registration outreach office, 4705 Heflin Lane, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the following tax office
- 8656 W. Highway 71, Building B
- 4011 McKinney Falls Parkway
- 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville
Voter registration available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to midnight on Feb. 3, at the main tax office, 5501 Airport Blvd.
Early voting begins Feb. 18 for the Tuesday, March 3, primary election.
“We’ are hoping everyone realizes the importance of exercising their civic and patriotic duty to vote,” Elfant said. “Voting keeps our democracy strong and safe, and gives you a precious
opportunity to make a difference.”
Elfant urges county residents not to mail their voter registration applications on Feb. 3.
“If the U.S. Postal Service gives a next-day postmark on your envelope, state law requires us to report your application did not arrive in time to vote in the primary election,” Elfant warned.
“In the midterm election, about 1,000 voter applications came into our office postmarked the day after the registration deadline, which made them ineligible to vote in the midterm,” Elfant
said, adding he believes many of them mailed their application on deadline day. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of not relying on a same-day postmark if you mail your
voter registration application on deadline day.”