Monday, April 16, 2012

Voter Regisistration Cards For 2012

If you live in Collin Co. and have been wondering when you will receive your 2012-13 Voter Registration Card - the answer is - you should find them arriving in your mailbox no later than the week of April 22nd.

Sample Registration Card for Collin Co., TX

Usually, election officials mail out new cards in December, but this election year, it's all different! This year, the drawn out court battles over the new redistricting maps have pushed out Voter Registration Card mailings to late April.

The court battles have also pushed out primary election day from its usual first Tuesday in March date to Tuesday May 29. Early voting for the May 29th Primary Election will run from Monday, May 14, 2012 to Friday, May 25, 2012 at the usual early polling locations around Collin Co.

Be A Delegate to the 2012 Collin Co. Democratic Convention at the Plano Centre in Plano, Texas! (map)

Any registered voter who signs an oath of affiliation with the Texas Democratic Party at convention check-in or during the convention may participate. To be a Delegate just check into the convention during registration from 8:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturday April 21 using your Voter Registration Card, Driver's License or other identification used for voting.

On March 1, the San Antonio U.S. District Court three-judge panel, which controls the state's interim redistricting maps and 2012 primary election schedule, issued an order that allows the Texas Democratic Party and Republican Party of Texas to hold their respective County/Senatorial District (SD) Conventions in April -- five weeks before the Texas Primary Election that is now scheduled to occur on May 29.

The Democratic Party will conduct County/Senatorial District Conventions around the state on Saturday April 21, 2012.

In normal primary election years the state Democratic and Republican Parties conduct their respective SD/County Conventions three weeks after primary election day and after preliminary Election Precinct Conventions, which are held during the evening of primary election day.

This year, the Texas Democratic Party convention and delegate selection process will skip preliminary Election Precinct Conventions and begin with County/Senatorial District Conventions on Saturday April 21, 2012.

This year, any registered voter who signs an oath of affiliation with the Texas Democratic Party at convention check or during the convention may participate in their County/Senatorial District Convention as a delegate.

People who sign an oath of affiliation with the Texas Democratic Party -- which they would normally do when voting in the party's primary election -- cannot participate in another political party’s process, or vote in another party's primary election until after December 31, 2013, when the party affiliation cycle resets for the 2014 primary year.

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