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New Voter Registration Cards Delayed in Some Counties; Voter Registration Status Not Affected

February 21, 2012
Contact: Rich Parsons
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – As a result of on-going redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registration certificates is delayed. In the absence of approved interim redistricting maps, county voter registration officials in many counties are unable to finalize electoral precincts for the purposes of conducting elections.

All previously-issued voter registration certificates expired on December 31, 2011, but only the cards expired, voter registrations remain valid. Voters, who are currently registered, but:

  • Do not have any changes to their voter registration (i.e., haven’t moved or changed name), do not need to take any action, their cards will be automatically renewed.
  • Remain in their county of registration but have changed residence address or name, will need to submit their updated information to their county voter registrar.
  • Have changed their county of residence, will need to submit a new voter registration application no later than the 30th day before Election Day.

Once interim redistricting maps are approved and counties have the opportunity to finalize precinct lines, counties will mail new voter registration certificates to all registered voters.

For information on how to register to vote or to determine if you are already registered, please visit www.votetexas.gov.