Washington, D.C. — With the October 6, 2014 deadline to register to vote, Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal Alex today encouraged Latinos across Texas to take the necessary steps to ensure their voices are heard on Election Day.
“There is no question that Latino representation in elected office is not reflective of the size of our community. Latino candidates and those who share our views are at risk of losing crucial elections when voters stay home,” Alex said. “If our votes are not counted at the ballot box, our voices will not be heard when critical issues to our community are discussed. By registering to vote today, you are empowering the Latino community to affect change throughout Texas and throughout the country.”
A 2012 Pew report notes that there are 4.2 million Hispanic eligible voters in Texas—the second largest Hispanic eligible voter population in the United States.
According to www.VoteTexas.gov, Texans can register in person at a local county Voter Registrar’s office, or in some counties, at the County Clerk or Elections Administrator. Texans can also register by mail by picking up an application from a local county Voter Registrar’s office or the Secretary of State’s office. Individuals can also pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools.