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September 23, 2012

Key election dates approaching

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The last day to register to vote for the November presidential election is just around the corner. To ensure they can cast a vote in the Nov. 6 uniform election, citizens must be registered by Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Residents are eligible to register to vote if they:

• Are a U.S. citizen.

• Are currently a resident of the county where you submit the application.

• Are at least 18 years old on Election Day.

• Are not a convicted felon – however, those convicted of a felony may be eligible to vote if they have completed their sentence, probation and parole.

• Have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Texans can check whether they are registered or check the status of their registration by searching for “Texas SOS ‘am I registered.’”

For Palo Pinto County offices and other local elections, there are no contested races.

Important dates related to the Nov. 6 uniform election include

• Oct. 22-Nov. 2 – early voting takes place.

• Oct. 30 – Last day to apply for a ballot by mail

According to Evans, there will be no elections this fall for the school districts that typically have elections in November nor for the Palo Pinto Hospital District, which shifted to November elections.

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