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March 1st, 2012
Voter registration cards to come this spring


Contrary to rumor, Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan said county residents whose voter registration cards expired on Dec. 31 will not be disqualified from voting in the upcoming primary elections.

Voter registration mail-outs have been delayed amid the legal battle over redistricting of congressional and legislative maps. Now that new maps have been determined, counties must finalize precinct lines before Cowan and other elections administrators around the state can issue new voter registration certificates.

Voters can expect their new yellow cards before the 2012 primary elections, which have been targeted for May 29.
The Secretary of State has issued guidelines for voters:

  • If you do not have any changes to your voter registration (i.e., you haven’t moved or changed your name), no action is needed at this time.
  • If you remain in your county of registration but have changed your residence address or name, you will need to submit your updated information to your county voter registrar and your new voter registration certificate will be mailed to you from your county voter registrar.
  • If you have changed your residence address to a new county, you will need to submit a new voter registration application no later than the 30th day before election day.
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