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Deadline to register to vote in Nov. election: Oct. 9

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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HARLEM WIZARDS IN JAYTON: On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 the Kent County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Harlem Wizards basketball game. A team of coaches, teachers and community members from Jayton, Spur, Aspermont and Rotan will be playing in this community event. For more information contact Chamber Vice President Michele Fager at (806) 445-2036.

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JAYTON HOMECOMING 2018 ROYALTY: This year’s Football Beau is junior Aaron Hernandez and the Sweetheart is senior Abby Coulter. Homecoming King is Andrew Sumner and the Queen is Melody Nuding Rice, both members of the class of 1988.

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WORKING ON THE WELCOME: The City of Spur and the Spur Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on renovating the former Girl Scout hut to turn it into a visitor welcome center. Bids have been accepted and work has begun. The goal is to have the welcome center ready before year’s end.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 is the last day to register to vote in the November elections in Texas. It’s also the last day to update your address if you’ve moved since the last time you voted. Here’s everything you need to know: Can I register? The Texas Secretary of State is the state’s election authority. The criteria it lists for being eligible to vote are: You are a United States citizen; You are a resident of the county where you submit the application; You are at least 17 years and 10 months old and will be 18 or older on Election Day; You are not a convicted felon (though you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation and parole); and You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Am I already registered to vote?

You can check your voter registration status online at the Texas Secretary of State’s website. If the information, including your name and address, is not correct, make sure to update it.

Not registered? Get an application.

There is no online registration. However, you can fill out a form online, print it and mail it in to either the Dickens County Clerk or the Kent County Clerk before October

9. If you need to register, you have to do it in person or by mail at either county clerk’s office.

What if I moved and I need to update my registration?

Even if you moved next door, you need to update your registration. If you moved a few streets over, you might have moved to an entirely different legislative, congressional or city council district.

Any changes to your registration have to be made by the Oct. 9 deadline.

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