June 29, 2020/Media, Press

RELEASE: Texas Democrats on the First Day of Early Vote for the July Runoff Elections

REMINDER: Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and the Texas Republican Supreme Court Forced You to Vote in Person

Austin, TX — Today marks the first day of early voting for the Democratic Primary Runoffs.

Thanks to Republicans like Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and the Republican Texas Supreme Court, most voters under the age of 65 will be forced to vote in person during the middle of a pandemic.

To be a voter in the Texas Primary Runoff, visit MyTexasVotes.com.

MyTexasVotes.com includes everything voters need to cast a ballot in Texas:

  • Polling place locator
  • Application to vote by mail
  • Voter ID information
  • Reporting a problem

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“Today marks the first day of early voting for the July primary runoff, but this isn’t a day of celebration. The right to vote is sacred. Yet, Texas Republicans like Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, and the Republican Texas Supreme Court are forcing most Texans under the age of 65 to vote in person in the middle of a global pandemic.

“This is the latest Republican attempt to stop Texans from exercising their right to vote and is not going to work. Texans across the state are determined to have their voices heard and fight back at the ballot box. It has now become our duty to go vote because our very lives might very well depend on it.

“We encourage all Texans to be voters in this important election and expect Texas Democrats to be voting in force. We encourage Texas voters to find their polling location at MyTexasVotes.com and make their plan to vote today. Let’s send Texas Republicans a message: We are organizing, we are voting, and we will win in November.”

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