The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 joint general and special elections is Monday, Oct. 4. Our CFISD community has done a great job over the last decade of developing a culture of voting, and registering to vote is the first step in that essential civic process.
Detailed information on how to register to vote can be found on the Vote Texas website. Many of you may already be registered; if you aren’t sure, visit the Am I Registered? page on the Texas Secretary of State website.
Early voting in Harris County begins on Oct. 18 and continues through Oct. 29. Election Day is set for Tuesday, Nov. 2. Harris County Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria’s website, harrisvotes.com, has many resources to prepare you for election season. There are many important issues and positions on the ballot, including the CFISD Board of Trustees Election. Elections closer to where we live have a greater impact on our lives. I encourage you to research the candidates and express your constitutional right to vote for the person you choose.
Thank you to everyone in the community who has helped support a culture of voting. One of these groups, the League of Women Voters – Cy-Fair, holds voter registration drives at our high schools for students 18 and older. Kudos to our youngest voters for taking advantage of a great American freedom—voting!
There is still time to ensure you take advantage of that freedom. Register to vote by Monday, Oct. 4 to make your voice heard in 2021.