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Last day to register to vote in 2018 primary election is Feb. 5

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HOUSTON – Those who want to vote in this year’s primary election have until Monday to register.

Harris County Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett said people who want to vote in the state’s primary election on March 6 must submit their voter registration application by Feb. 5, meaning it must be postmarked or received by her office by that date.

A primary election is when voters choose candidates who will appear on the general election ballots in November.

“Every election is important,” Bennett said. “Especially after Hurricane Harvey, I want to ensure everyone has a voice. So I urge everyone to double-check their registration and be sure to send any address or name change updates to our office right away.”

People can register to vote at any library, post office, with a volunteer deputy voter registrar or at any of the 16 Harris County Tax Office locations. The application can also be printed, signed and mailed to Bennett’s office.

Registered voters who have recently moved or changed their names can update their registration information online at texas.gov or by calling 713-274-8683.

The primary election is when voters choose candidates who will appear on the general election ballots in November.


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