With over 1,400 voters turning out for the Pleasanton ISD bond election (about 300 less than the previous election), I guess I should be pleased with these numbers.
While I am thrilled that the bond was passed, I wish more people would vote. Having conversations with my poll-watching friends, they noticed there was a lack of young adults voting these days.
Realizing that one of those young adults could be related to me I asked if they were registered to vote. They weren’t sure.
I wonder how many more out there aren’t registered?
If their reason is they don’t want to be selected as a juror, that isn’t the case any longer. If you have a driver’s license or Texas photo i.d. you are able to be pulled to serve on a jury.
If you aren’t registered, you may go by the Atascosa County Election Administrator’s office, 914 Main Street, Jourdanton. Some libraries may also have the form or you can also print out an application online at the Texas Secretary of State website, fill it out and send it to our Election Adminstrator’s office.
As long as you do this at least 30 days before the next election, you can vote in it. If you aren’t sure if you are registered, you can also check online.
The way I see it, in this age of digital distractions – it may seem a hassle to fill out an actual piece of paper and either drive or mail it in. But please … take time to do this if you aren’t registered … so you CAN vote. SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at email@example.com or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.