Texas Secretary of State encourages college-aged students to vote

AUSTIN (KXAN) — With an election coming up in November, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry is educating college-aged students across the state about the voting process.

Berry met with University of Texas campus leaders at a roundtable discussion Tuesday to talk about basic voting information for these first-time voters. Some of the topics included the absentee ballot, voter ID requirements, and accessible poll locations on campus.

Berry was sworn in to office in January and started this campaign last week. So far, she’s already met with over a dozen universities, encouraging students to vote.

“The message is that it’s simple to go vote, but you do need to make some preparations beforehand, like being cognizant of dates, registering to vote, as well as taking your photo ID to the polls,” she said.

Important registration dates to remember:

  • Oct. 6: last day to register to vote in November elections
  • Oct. 20-31: early voting
  • Nov. 4: general election

For more information on the voting process, click here.

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