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Register to vote

New Laws & What They Mean for You

Voting in Travis County

Become a Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR)

Join the Community of Democrats in Texas

Useful links to state & local government

Get in touch with your elected officials

Register to vote
 

Register to vote here with the Secretary of State. Travis County residents who fill out the online form will need to print, sign, and mail in the application to Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant P.O. Box 1748 Austin 787675, postmarked 30 days before the election.

Get help in registering. Here’s a Texas-grown non-profit that walks you through the registration process, and even provides a stamped pre-addressed envelop for your application.

​https://register2vote.org

New Laws & What They Mean for You

For a guide to the new laws contained in SB 1 that go into effect December 2, 2021, click here.

For a guide to the changes from the 87th Regular Session, effective September 1, 2021, click here.

For questions about the new laws call the Voter Assistance Hotline at the Texas Democratic Party 844 898-6837.

Voting in Travis County

For voting information by your address (registration, upcoming elections, ballots, polling places)

https://www.vote411.org 

For election updates from the Travis County Clerk

https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/elections.html 

For applications to vote by mail

https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/elections/ballot-by-mail.html 

For useful information from the Texas Secretary of State

https://www.votetexas.gov 

For electoral precinct look-up by address

https://www.traviscountytx.gov/maps/gis-comm-pct 

For information on City of Lago Vista elections:

https://www.lagovistatexas.org/span_city_span_departments/city_secretary/election/index.php 

Become a Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR)

For information on becoming a Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar

https://tax-office.traviscountytx.gov/voters/volunteer-deputy-registrars 

For training as a Travis County Volunteer Deputy Registrar

https://campsite.bio/tcvdr 

Join the Community of Democrats in Texas

North Shore Democrats of Travis County

https://www.northshoredemocrats.org 

Travis County Democratic Party

https://www.traviscountydemocrats.org

Texas Democratic Party also known as “Texas Democrats”

https://www.texasdemocrats.org

 

All on the Line Texas

https://www.mobilize.us/allonthelinetx/

Texas Poor People’s Campaign

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/committee/texas/

Turn Rural Texas Blue

https://www.facebook.com/turnruraltexasblue/

If you want to run for office, here’s a useful link sponsored by the Texas Democrats:

https://www.texasdemocrats.org/run-for-office/?fbclid=IwAR0fp-9lKXt4yEGW7L0iMr1gO_nGyH8xwPGRvWgiW-ZjghnfWFhY7xXf8ug

Useful links to state & local government

For a look at the new maps proposed by the House and Senate

Redistricting Committees, click here.

For updates on Texas Legislature redistricting

https://redistricting.capitol.texas.gov 

“Who represents me?” by your address (Federal, State and State Board of Education)

https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home

For live feed or videos of Texas Senate Committee hearings

https://senate.texas.gov/cmte.php?c=625 

For live feed of Texas House Committee hearings

https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/ 

For videos of Texas House Committee hearings

https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/committee-broadcasts/ 

To submit public comments (no more than 3,000 words) to a House Committee hearing while the hearing is in progress https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c080 You must know bill number to submit.

 

For live feed or videos of Travis County Commissioners Court Voting Sessions

https://traviscotx.civicclerk.com/web/home.aspx 

or on TCTV at https://www.traviscountytx.gov/tctv/watch 

 

For voting records on specific legislation

Go to https://legiscan.com/TX  

Enter your subject in “Full Text Search” and click “Search”

Scan list for bill you want (if bill has passed, look for “Pass” in “Status” column)

Click on bill number; then click on “Votes” at top of that page

Click on last Senate vote at the top of that list to see which Senators voted for/against

Click on last House vote at the top of that list to see which Reps voted for/against

 

For texts of Bills

Go to https://legiscan.com/TX 

Enter your subject in “Full Text Search” and click “Search”

Scan list for bill you want (if bill has passed, look for “Pass” in “Status” column)

Click on bill number; then click on “Texts” at top of that page

Or go to https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/VoteInfo.aspx and enter bill number

Links to specific pages of official House & Senate Journals

Get in touch with your elected officials

Gov Greg Abbott (R) gov.texas.gov

Lt Gov Dan Patrick (R) https://www.ltgov.texas.gov 

US Sen Ted Cruz (R) cruz.senate.gov 

US Sen John Cornyn (R) https://www.cornyn.senate.gov 

US Rep Roger Williams (R) williams.house.gov 

TX Sen Sarah Eckhardt (D) https://senate.texas.gov/member.php?d=14 

Speaker of TX House Rep Dade Phelan (R) dade@texansfordade.com 

TX Rep Vikki Goodwin (D) https://vikkigoodwin.com 

Lago Vista Mayor Ed Tidwell mayor@lago-vista.org 

Tom Maynard (R), Member of the State Board of Education for District 10 tom@maynardfortexas.com

Board of Trustees President Laura Vincent, Lago Vista ISD laura_vincent@lagovista.txed.net

Superintendent & Board of Trustees, Leander ISD governance.team@leanderisd.org 

Or reach them by phone:

Gov. Abbott (512) 463-2000

Lt. Gov. Patrick (512) 463-5342 

Sen Cruz in Austin (512) 916-5834, DC (202) 224-5922

Sen Cornyn in Austin (512) 469-6034, DC (202) 224-2934 

Rep Williams in Austin (512) 473-8910, DC (202) 225-9896

St Sen Eckhardt (512) 463-0114

Spkr Phelan (512) 463-0706 

St Rep Goodwin (512) 463-0652

Mayor Tidwell (512) 267-1155 x115

SBOE District 10 Member Tom Maynard (512) 763-2801

Lago Vista ISD (512) 267-8300 x1500

Leander ISD (512) 570-0000

You can follow their discussions on facebook, and add your comments:

 

Gov Abbott  https://www.facebook.com/TexansForAbbott

Lt Gov Patrick  https://www.facebook.com/ltgovtx 

Sen Cruz  https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTedCruz/

Sen Cornyn  https://www.facebook.com/SenJohnCornyn/

Rep Williams  https://www.facebook.com/RepRogerWilliams

St Sen Eckhardt  https://www.facebook.com/SarahEckhardtAustin/

Spkr Phelan  https://www.facebook.com/TexansForDade/

St Rep Goodwin  https://www.facebook.com/VikkiGoodwinTX/

 

Contact the White House:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Your thoughts and opinions matter. Keep democracy alive by speaking up to your elected officials.

The North Shore Democrats of Travis County is a member of the North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce at https://northlaketravischamber.org.