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Travis County Voter Awareness Efforts Announced

TRAVIS COUNTY VOTER AWARENESS EFFORTS ANNOUNCED

AUSTIN, TX (September 23, 2014) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Photo: Travis County Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant, Travis County Clerk Elections Division Director Michael Winn, and City of Austin Public Information Specialist Lara Foss.

At a National Voter Registration Day event, Travis County Voter Registrar Bruce Elfant, Travis County Clerk Elections Division Director Michael Winn, and City of Austin Public Information Specialist Lara Foss announced voter awareness efforts in Travis County.

The deadline to register to vote, or update your name or address for the November 4, 2014 election, is October 6, 2014. Registered voters can look up their voter registration record at www.votetravis.com Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website. to verify they are registered at the correct address. Additional information such as polling locations and sample ballots are available to voters during Early Voting and on Election Day.

Volunteers will be registering voters on October 6 at area Thundercloud Subs locations from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and at the Tax Office on Airport Blvd until midnight.

What Voters Need To Know Before They Head To the Polls

The current Texas Photo ID law was disputed in a Corpus Christi federal court this month. Closing arguments were heard on Monday, September 22. A court decision is not expected to be issued before Election Day.

Under Texas Photo ID law, voters will be required to show an approved form of photo identification when voting in person in the November 4, 2014 election. For more information about Photo ID, voters should check the Elections website http://www.traviscountyelections.org.

November 4, 2014 is a vote centers election. Travis County Voters may cast their ballot on Election Day anywhere they see a “Vote Here” sign.

The Travis County Tax Office is responsible for collecting over $2.4 billion in local property taxes for 108 jurisdictions, registering and titling over 800,000 vehicles, registering over 600,000 voters, supporting elections for 201 entities and collecting $4 million in court fines and fees for the JP and County Courts at Law. The Tax Office operates five locations in Travis County.

During Early Voting and on Election Day there will be a Mega Voting Site at ACC-Highland Mall with plenty of free parking, 40 voting stations and extra election workers to reduce wait times.
The City of Austin provides voters with a searchable map to make it easy for voters to identify their new 10-ONE District by address at www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CouncilDistrictMap/ Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website. . The Mayoral Candidate Forum is October 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701. For more information, visit www.austintexas.gov/10-ONE Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website. .

How can you register or update your voter registration?

  • Visit any Thundercloud Subs location from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., or the Tax Office at 5501 Airport Blvd from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, on Monday, October 6, 2014.
  • Come in person to one of the five tax office locations during business hours. Find maps and driving directions to all of our locations at tax-office.traviscountytx.gov Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website. .
  • Mail an application and make sure the US postmark shows Monday, October 6, 2014 or earlier. Find applications at area post offices, libraries or at tax-office.traviscountytx.gov Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website.
  • Go online to www.state.tx.us/NASApp/sos/SOSACManager Icon: This link will open in a new tab/window and will leave our website. to update your name or address if you have moved within Travis County.


The Travis County Tax Office is responsible for collecting over $2.4 billion in local property taxes for 108 jurisdictions, registering and titling over 800,000 vehicles, registering over 600,000 voters, supporting elections for 201 entities and collecting $4 million in court fines and fees for the JP and County Courts at Law. The Tax Office operates five locations in Travis County.

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