Public affairs group in Tyler urges voter registration: ‘This is our voice in government’

Public affairs group in Tyler urges voter registration: ‘This is our voice in government’
The League of Women Voters set up inside the Tyler Public Library, urging eligible voters to register, and even offering to help in the enrollment process. (Source: KLTV news staff)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - In observance of National Voter Registration Day, the League of Women Voters in Tyler is joining countless public affairs groups across the country in sending a message to eligible voters, especially in Texas: don’t wait to get registered.

“We’re here for National Voter Registration Day to register people to vote and stress to them how important it is,” said Andie Wrathbone, member of the League of Women Voters. “Texas is the last in America for voter turnout, so we need to improve on that.”

The League of Women Voters set up at Tyler Public Library to help eligible voters with the enrollment process; it was one of many locations set up across the city Tuesday. Wrathbone said National Voter Registration Day serves as an important reminder of voter responsibility, but her job of spreading the message isn’t over until the last day of registration.

“This is our voice in our government, this is the way we express our preferences of how we want to be governed in this country,” said Wrathbone. “Not only on the state and federal level, but the local level. And, the local elections are really the most important because that’s what affects your daily life.”

The last day to register to vote in the November elections is Oct. 9. You can register to vote by mail in Texas by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

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