RELEASE: Texas groups launch nonpartisan election protection effort, encourage Texans to register to vote ahead of today’s deadline
For Immediate Release
Monday, February 5, 2018
Zenén Jaimes Pérez, 512.474.5073, ext. 116 or at email@example.com
Coalition encourages voters to call dedicated hotline if they encounter problems registering to vote
Today, the Texas Election Protection Coalition announces its nonpartisan effort to protect the vote in Texas and ensure that all eligible voters can register and cast a ballot that counts. The Coalition, made up of groups from across the state also strongly encourages eligible Texans to register to vote and call the dedicated hotlines if they encounter any problems.
Voter registration applications must be at the county voter registrar’s office or postmarked by Feb. 5th to be eligible to vote in the Texas Primaries. Texans can call the following numbers to receive assistance:
- 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for English
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) for Spanish
- 888-API-VOTE (888-273-8683) for Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.
The following digital graphics about the hotlines are also available for voters and organizations to download:
“The right to vote is fundamental. And we are here to help voters cast a ballot that counts. We encourage eligible Texans to get out and register to vote today. It’s fast and easy, and you can call us if you have any problems.” Beth Stevens, Voting Rights Director with the Texas Civil Rights Project.
“The midterm elections present a critical opportunity to fight the injustices facing our community,” said Voto Latino COO Jessica Reeves. “Voto Latino has been working diligently to engage and mobilize young people in Texas, a state with more than 2 million unregistered Latino voters. We hosted numerous voter registration events, trained dozens of volunteers, and registered hundreds in El Paso in just two weeks. We are proud to join the Texas Election Protection group and encourage every Latino to exercise their voting power.”