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Texas has one of the lowest voter-registration rates in the nation. Businesses who want to help with the registration of new voters can take steps to do so, so we've put together a list of helpful dos and don'ts.
What businesses CAN do:
- Place voter-registration cards on your counter or in your establishment.
- Post reminders of voter-registration deadlines and procedures.
- Provide space for a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) to assist with the voter-registration process.
- Post political advertisements.
- Provide stamped envelopes for customers to submit completed voter registration forms.
What businesses SHOULD NOT do:
- Do not offer customers “anything of value” in exchange for registering to vote, actually voting, or promising to do either.
- Do not allow employees to collect, submit or mail completed voter-registration forms unless that employee is a trained VDR
- Do not penalize employees for voting or for registering to vote.
Please find a copy of this information available to download and print below.
Need help or more information?
- Visit the Secretary of State website to fill out a voter registration application in English
- Visit the Secretary of State website to fill out a voter registration application in Spanish
- Visit VoteTexas.gov in English for more information on getting registered to vote
- Visit VoteTexas.gov in Spanish for more information on getting registered to vote