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Information For Texas Voters Impacted By Hurricane Ike

Below is a memo from the Texas Democratic Party with information for voters who evacuated for Hurricane Ike (radar image above) and are still not back home, or who are concerned that the place they normally vote has been washed away. 

( Here is the link to the Houston United Way’s Hurricane Ike relief fund.)

Don’t let anybody take away your right to vote because you have had to deal with a hurricane.

Don’t let anybody take away your vote for any reason.

Here is the complete memo—

Many voters have been affected by Hurricane Ike.  Some may not be able to return to their homes before Election Day and others may find that their local polling location has been damaged and they will need to vote elsewhere. There are options available to these voters which vary depending on the circumstance.  Whether you are in an affected county or your county is sheltering Hurricane Ike evacuees, please be aware of the voting options available to you and help facilitate that information to others.

Option 1:  VOTE EARLY IN PERSON – If the voter is in or near the county of their residence during Early Voting, they should try to vote then.  All Early Voting locations are county-wide, so it won’t matter if they are in the right precinct.  Early Voting locations can be obtained from the County Early Voting Clerk, listed here.

Option 2:  VOTE BY MAIL – If the voter is not going to be in their county of residence for the entire early voting period or on Election Day, absence from the county qualifies the voter to cast a ballot by mail.  Voters who choose to exercise this option should make sure that they have somewhere to have their mail ballot sent that is outside their county of residence where either the voter will be for the remainder of the election or where there is someone who can forward it to them. Furthermore, we have recently confirmed with the Texas Secretary of State’s office that a mail ballot can be forwarded to a specific address as long as there is an official forwarding request filed with the United States Postal Service (voters can file a formal forwarding request with the United States Postal Service by clicking here.   Continue reading

October 11, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics, Texas | , , , , | Leave a comment