Online voter registration: Texas voters weigh in

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Last day to register in Texas is October 7th.

ODESSA, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- For many in Texas being able to vote gives them a sense of pride, but, some say being able to register online would make the process easier.

“Online because like I tell you everybody is busy right now they need to be online. So many women and men out there are busy with their jobs and all that and just don’t have no time to go to the office,” says Texas voter, Santa Ramirez.

As of right now, Texans must go to the elections office and fill out a form.

Ector County Elections Administrator Lisa Sertuche says people need to go in and “fill out this application, it’s very self-explanatory, you answer the following questions, and we submit it to the State. Once the State approves it we will get the approval from the State and we will mail out the certificate.”

Another option for Texans is mailing the application in.

“You can also download your application from our web or the secretary of states website and print it out and mail it to us,” says Sertuche.

She says she can see how an online option would be easier for some voters with disabilities or language barriers.

“With everything going on the computer, online, for some, it’s easier than others.”

Busy mother, Carmelita Coronado is hopeful that Texas will be added to the list of States that offers online registration.

“I think it would be best for Texas and America and everyone in the world; one less issue that we can make it easier. It’s way better online than what it is going in person for the fact that everybody has jobs and priorities and things that they need to do all day long.”

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