2020 is going to be a monumental election year, Tuesday November 5th could possibly change the face of The United States, and every citizen who exercises their right to choose. This year’s election could be of historic turn-out. Americas youth truly wants to be heard, and are registering to vote by the millions.

All across the country, US citizens may register to vote right up to election date, however there are some guidelines. In order to be eligible, you must:

Register to vote in the county in which you reside

Be a citizen of the United States

Be at least 17 years and 10 months of age to register and be 18 years of age by Election Day

Not be convicted of a felony, or if you are a felon, you must have completed all of your punishment, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or received a pardon. If you are on “deferred adjudication” or “off paper,” you may register and vote.

If you are registering for the first time by mail, you must provide valid identification that shows your name and address. If you do not provide identification at the time of registration, you will receive a letter requesting proof of identity. Otherwise, you will be required to present such identification when you vote, either in person or by mail.

In Potter and Randall County there are various ways one can register. Complete a voter registration card from the Texas Secretary of State website. Print, sign, and mail the form to your county election registrar, either:

Potter County Elections Administrator
Melynn Huntley
P. O. Box 9618, Amarillo TX 79105

Randall County Elections Administrator
Shannon Lackey
1604 5th Ave, P.O. Box 1654, Canyon 79015

Or you may call the Potter County Voter Registration Office at (806) 379-2299 and request a voter registration application to be sent to you.

Or you may call the Randall County Voter Registration Office at (806) 468-5510 and request a voter registration application to be sent to you.

You may also register to vote by completing a Texas Voter Registration Application. Applications are available at libraries, post offices, and government offices. The application may be mailed to either the Potter or Randall County Voter Registration Offices.

Regardless of which method you use to register, the application must be postmarked 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election. For more information, please view A Guide to Voter Registration, at the Texas Secretary of State web site.

Let your voice be heard, and Rock the Vote. Don’t wait for someone else to decide what your future holds.

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