Principals Can Register Texas High School Students to Vote
It's not often one hears about a drive to register high school students to vote, in part because most of them are not old enough. For those who are, the Secretary of State here in Texas says there are options to get them on the voter rolls.
One of the most interesting options: registering with their school principal, according to Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos (R-TX).
“Texas law has a unique provision that requires high school principals, or their designees, to serve as a voter registrar,” explained Cascos in a release. “I encourage all high school principals to offer this opportunity before the October 11 registration deadline for the November election.”
Regular rules of eligibility still apply. Anyone may register if they are a U.S. Citizen and have reached the age of 17 years and 10 months. To vote in an election, a Texan must be 18 years old by Election Day, according to the Secretary's office.
Time is running out and the election will be here before you know it. Resources for those who wish to vote and are not registered are at your fingertips at VoteTexas.gov or 1-800-252-VOTE. Specific questions may be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org.