SENATOR ZAFFIRINI PRAISES HIGH TURNOUT FOR EARLY VOTING, URGES MORE TEXANS TO GO VOTE

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Senator Judith Zaffirini today recently praised Texas voters for turning out in record numbers during the first week of early voting for the Nov. 8 general election. As of Oct. 27, more than 1.7 million voters in Texas’ 15 largest counties had cast ballots.
“The high turnout in early voting is a great sign for our democracy, because it means that Texans understand how important it is to be active voters,” Senator Zaffirini said. “I hope that even more will participate during the second week of early voting and on election day. If this momentum continues, our state can break even more records for voter turnout.”
In addition to choosing a new president, voters are facing important elections for state legislative, congressional, and judicial seats, as well as for the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state’s important oil and gas industry. Many communities also will choose local officials, including county, city, college and school district leaders.
“Many new voters are participating this year because they know the election is incredibly important to the future of our state and country,” Senator Zaffirini said. “If you’re newly registered to vote, deciding to be a voter in this election is easy.”
More information about voting, approved forms of ID and voting locations in Texas is available via www.VoteTexas.gov or 800/252-VOTE.