Texas ACLU launches campaign to help voters

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – With less than 50 days to election day the ACLU of Texas launched the ‘Let Texans Vote’ campaign this week to make sure Texans have all the information they need before casting their vote.

Sarah Labowitz, the Texas ACLU Policy & Advocacy Director said, “People are confused because of COVID-19 and some of the scary messages are coming out about voting. Whoever you are voting for, however you’re voting, we want people to know what their rights are and how they can vote.”

According to Labowitz, ‘Let Texans Vote’ is a one-stop online resource for all Texans that offers: ID requirements, voting process information, COVID-19 considerations, and resources for Spanish speakers and those with disabilities.

“It should make people feel more confident that they can vote safely whether that’s by mail or in-person depending on their circumstances,” said the Policy and Advocacy Director.

The website also has information that was sent to all 254 County Clerks about safe voting practices.

Carolyn Graves, the Midland County Elections Administrator said, “We will have 21 locations on election day and 5 on early voting. Early voting will actually have an additional week, Governor Abbott added a week so we will have three weeks of early voting.”

This year early voting will also include a Saturday and Sunday for those who can’t early vote during the week.

“I’m hoping that will encourage everyone to get out early so that there aren’t those long lines,” said Graves.

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