Registering to Vote in Texas

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Registering to vote is easy in Texas.  It doesn't even require a stamp!  Official applications to register to vote are postage-paid by the State of Texas. You may obtain an application from the Bell County Elections office in Belton, the Secretary of State's Office, some libraries, many post offices, or at a TxDot office.

Read the instructions on the form, fill it out and place it in the mail postage-free to the address on the form or hand-deliver it to the Bell County Elections office in Belton. You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply.

2015 Texas Lege

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The Texas Legislature is now out of session, and unless they’re called back for a special session, they won’t return until 2017.

It’s hard to imagine, considering how little was done to really help Texas families.

Legislators delivered on their sweetheart promise to cut the business franchise tax rather than the sales tax.  That means corporate shareholders, many of whom don’t even live in Texas, can come out ahead while the people who live and work here get zero.

But worse than that is what didn’t get accomplished.

2016 Texas Primary will be the Largest Prize on Super Tuesday, Traditional Texas Two-Step No Longer in Effect

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AUSTIN, TX -- The 2016 Texas primary will be the largest prize on Super Tuesday for Democratic presidential contenders vying for the party’s nomination.

The 2016 Texas Democratic primary will allocate all national convention delegates and alternates. Presidential candidates will receive delegates based solely on the results of the March 1st primary election. Presidential candidates will need to receive at least 15% of the vote in a Texas Senate district to receive a district delegate and at least 15% statewide to receive at-large delegates.

Texplainer: What's the "Texas Two-Step" and Why is it Gone?

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Hey, Texplainer: The Democratic Party is getting rid of the "Texas Two-Step" voting system. What does this mean for the 2016 presidential election?

While Democratic parties in the other 49 states and Washington, D.C., hold either a primary or a caucus to nominate a presidential candidate, Texas has both — or it at least did before last month, when the Democratic National Committee forced the state to choose one.

Texas Democrats Welcome New Texas AFL-CIO Officers

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AUSTIN, TX -- Today, members of the Texas AFL-CIO swore in their new statewide officers.

John Patrick has been elected president of the state labor federation representing more than 235,000 hardworking union affiliates in Texas and their families. Since 2010, Patrick has served as secretary-treasurer. President Patrick has been part of the labor movement since 1972, serving in several positions for the International Association of Machinists and United Steelworkers. Patrick has been an active Texas Democrat for decades and a member of the Democratic National Committee since 2004.

Texas Democrats Salute Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller For Her Service

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AUSTIN, TX -- Today, Texas Democrats congratulate retiring Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller for her many years of service to hardworking Texans and their families.

Becky Moeller was the first woman elected to serve as a statewide officer of the labor federation. As president, she oversaw the entire Texas organization that provides essential support and programs to over 235,000 members.

Texas Democrats Welcome New Directors of Finance and Candidate Recruitment & Campaign Services

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AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Texas Democratic Party announced the hire of two new directors.

Cliff Walker will be joining the state party as program director for candidate recruitment and campaign services. Walker will coordinate with allies and local community leaders to ensure qualified Democrats step forward to run, up and down ballot, in targeted races. Walker will also lead a team that provides training and support to campaigns.

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