League of Women Voters to register voters Friday and Saturday

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The League of Women Voters will conduct voter registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at the exit of Sam’s Club located at 2201 S. Ross-Osage. Voter registration will also be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at three United Supermarket locations—the Amigos store at 3300 Interstate 40 East, the store at 3400 River Road and the store at 4701 South Washington Street.

“We urge everyone who is not a registered voter to take advantage of this opportunity to get registered and then become an informed, active voter,” said Carolyn Barnett, the League’s voter registration chair. “This is your chance to have a say in how our government works.”

Citizens 18 years or older who are not registered or have moved from the address of their registration card need to become registered by Feb. 3 to be eligible to vote in the March 4 primary election. Those who have changed their name should also contact their county voter registrar or fill out a new card. If a person is currently registered, he or she should have received a new orange voter registration card in the mail within the last month.

The primary ballot will include candidates for Congress, for Texas governor and other statewide positions, the Texas Legislature, local officials such as Potter County judge and county commissioner positions.

A citizen living anywhere in Texas may get a voter registration application card from the League of Women Voters, fill it out and mail it in to the Texas Secretary of State’s office in Austin or deliver it in person to their county voter registrar. The postage-free cards are pre-addressed to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. They are also available at the Amarillo Public Library and its branches, the Texas Department of Public Safety, 4200 Canyon Drive and each county’s voter registrar or election administrator’s office.

Early voting begins February 18 and continues through February 28.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. It does not support any candidate or party, but works to encourage more active, informed participation in government.

For more information, students may call Lou Ann Garrett at 806-373-8289, or Carolyn Barnett at 806-626-6771.

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