As part of National Voter Registration Day, Austin Tech Alliance is putting on a voter registration drive on the first floor of Capital Factory on Tuesday, September 26, from 10 am to 3 pm.
If securing your ability to vote isn’t reason enough to participate, Capital Factory has generously donated pizza that’ll be delivered at lunchtime. So come register and grab a slice!
WHERE: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St., 1st floor
WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 10 am-3 pm
WHO: anyone who needs to register to vote or update their registration with a new name or address
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Why a voter registration drive?
ATA’s mission is to promote civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector, and that includes activating the tech sector to speak up, participate, and vote.
Texas is one of twelve states that does not offer online voter registration, meaning we’ve got to roll up our sleeves and register voters the old fashioned way—although ATA is working to bring online voter registration to Texas. Fortunately, ATA’s executive director, David Edmonson, is a volunteer deputy registrar, meaning he’s trained to assist Travis County residents with completing their voter registration application and submitting it on their behalf.
Plus, October 10 is the deadline to register and be able to vote in the November 7, 2017, General Election.
Do I need to register to vote?
Yes, if you live in Travis County and aren’t registered to vote here — or if you registered to vote in Travis County but have since moved to a new address. You can check the status of your voter registration under Travis County’s Voter Lookup tool.
Not sure if you can register to vote in Travis County? Check your eligibility!
What should I bring?
Just yourself. You don’t need ID to register, but feel free to bring it if you don’t know your Texas driver’s license or personal ID number by heart.