Register and Vote!
Virtually every union membership in America is urging volunteers to help get out the 2008 election vote. Call any of them if you'd like to help. They are listed in the phone book under "Labor Organizations."
Not a union member? Join Working America, the AFL-CIO community affiliate: http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/771R1NK1CcW6/
First day to receive applications for ballots by mail: Sep 5
First day to mail ballots to voters: Sep 20
Last day to register to vote in this election: Oct 6
First day to vote early: Oct 20
Last day to receive applications for ballots by mail: Oct 28
Last day to vote early in person: Oct 31
Election day: Nov 4
Oct 20:(Monday through Friday) Oct 24
Oct 25: Saturday
Oct 26: Sunday
Oct 27: (Monday through Friday) Oct 31
A simple way to register is to click on http://www.dalcoelections.org/registration.html then download the Texas voter registration form. Print it, fill it out, and mail. The new rules require your Texas drivers’ license number or the last four digits of your Social Security.
You may need to register by filing in a new (free) card:
v If you have moved
v If you have not voted for 790 days
v If you recently aged to 17 years and 10 months
v If you have been convicted of a felony, but have finished parole/probation
If you need more registration cards, go to http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/index.shtml:
If you need a big bunch of them, go to:
Dallas County Elections Department, 8th floor
Dallas County Health and Human Resources Bldg.
2377 N. Stemmons Fwy. Suite 820
Dallas, Texas 75207
The building is just South of the Motor Street exit on Highway 35 (Stemmons).
The new application cards demand a Texas drivers’ license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number.
Application cards are mailed, postage free, to the county courthouse. Activists working to register voters in North Texas will need to know the zip codes of the County Courthouses in surrounding counties. Here are some of them:
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