By Junior Political Science major Isabella Schaar, Democracy Fellow & Civic Engagement Student Leader
This Spring Semester, the Voter Engagement Team wants to emphasize voter education and planning. While there aren't any upcoming elections in Guadalupe County, there will be a statewide Uniform Election on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Please contact your local election office for more information on elections happening in your area. Despite this, we will continue to push voter registration on campus to keep the student body up to date on their registration status for future elections. If your home county is participating in the Uniform Election, your deadline to register to vote by mail is Thursday, April 6, 2023 (postmarked) or Thursday, April 6, 2023 in person.
From the Texas Secretary of State, Jane Nelson:
The uniform election date in May of an odd-numbered year is a date on which many local political subdivisions, such as cities, school districts, and water districts, have their regular general elections for members of their governing bodies or special elections to fill vacancies.
Therefore, this calendar is required to meet the needs of many different governmental bodies. If there are questions about your specific election, do not hesitate to call the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE(8683).
Join TLU's Voter Coalition
The TLU Voter Coalition is a non-partisan group of faculty, staff, students and community members. The goals of the coalition are to talk about how to increase civic engagement on campus, increase education, and provide resources for students. This group meets next on Tuesday, February 15, from 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please email Morgan Parks or Isabella Schaar.
Mobilize. Organize. Vote. Empower. MOVE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, grassroots organization building power in underrepresented youth communities through civic education, leadership development, and issue advocacy. If you would like to join the MOVE Texas TLU Chapter, reach out to Sage Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org for membership information