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Date: 5/12/2022
Subject: VOTE411 is Ready to Help Voters!
From: Grace Chimene




For Immediate Release
May 12, 2022
 
For Information, Contact:
Grace Chimene,
President, League of Women Voters of Texas
512-940-9948
gchimene@lwvtexas.org

League of Women Voters of Texas
Another Election and VOTE411 Is Ready to Help Voters!


Austin, TX - There is only one week of early voting for the 2022 Primary Runoff Election and it begins Monday, May 16th! Election Day is Tuesday, May 24th, which is also the last day for Vote by Mail ballots to be received at election offices. 

The League of Women Voters makes it easy for voters to compare candidates and find other voting information with their nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. Voters enter their address to see how runoff candidates for statewide offices from both parties responded to unbiased questions posed by the League. If there is a local League in the community, voters can also find information on local races.

“We understand that voters may be feeling a little 'election burnout,' this being the third statewide election in 2022, and it’s not even summer yet! But VOTE411.org really helps you choose who you believe are the best candidates in the primary runoff election. We strongly encourage you to vote in this runoff election, and to take advantage of this trusted online election resource for all Texas voters.“ said Grace Chimene, president of the League of Women Voters of Texas. 

During the Primary Election in March, the Vote by Mail process confused many Texas voters. The Secretary of State reported almost 25,000 ballots being rejected, and that number doesn’t even consider those who tried, but didn’t get through the application process. If a voter is eligible and chooses to vote by mail, it is important to remember:
  • After completing the Vote by Mail ballot, the voter puts it in the ballot envelope, then places the ballot envelope in the carrier envelope.

    • UNDER THE FLAP of the carrier envelope - voters should include the required ID information and their contact information! To be more certain that the ballot will be accepted, include both the ID information AND the last four digits of their Social Security number.

    • OVER THE FLAP of the carrier envelope - voters must sign their name!

  • Ballots must be received at the county election office by 7pm on Election Day. If the ballot is postmarked by 7pm on Election Day, it must be received by 5pm the day after Election Day. Voters can mail their ballot by US Postal Service, Fed Ex, UPS, or DHL.

  • Voters can now track their ballots at teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/BallotTrackerApp.
“Regardless of the challenges voters face caused by last year’s changes to election laws, the League is determined to provide tools for Texas voters so they have the knowledge and confidence to vote. As a nonpartisan organization, the League does not support parties or candidates, but with VOTE411.org, we provide unbiased, understandable information about candidates and races." said Grace Chimene, President of the League of Women Voters of Texas.
  
In addition to VOTE411.org, a printable PDF version of the 2022 Primary Election Voters Guide is at LWVTexas.org. Please share VOTE411.org and the League’s website with friends and family so that ALL Texas voters can be INFORMED voters! 



The League of Women Voters is one of America’s oldest and most trusted civic nonprofit organizations. Formed in 1919, the Texas League represents more than 13,500 grassroots advocates and 34 local Leagues across the state. The League never supports or opposes candidates for office or political parties. The League encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League also seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to people 16 years and older. 




League of Women Voters of Texas

1212 Guadalupe St. #107
Austin Texas, 78701
(512)-472-1100
lwvtexas@lwvtexas.org
lwvtexas.org