Voter registration deadline today

October 5, 2009 1:59:22 PM PDT
Today is the last day to register to vote in next month's election.Over the weekend the organization Houston Votes held a 48 hour voter registration marathon at Katz's Deli on Westheimer for last minute voters.

In order to be eligible to vote in the November 3 election, voter registration forms must be postmarked by today.

Requirements to register:

A resident of Harris County and a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years, 10 months of age (to vote, you must be 18), not declared mentally incapacitated by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction and not finally convicted of a felony -- or have satisfied the court's requirements after a felony conviction or have received a pardon.

To obtain a voter registration application: Visit www.hcvoter.net, the Texas Secretary of State website any of the 16 Tax Office locations, public libraries and post offices.

Completed registration applications must be delivered to any Tax Office location by 4:45 p.m., the end of the business day, on Monday, Oct. 5 or mailed with a Postal Service postmark date of Oct. 5, 2009 to Leo Vasquez, Tax Assessor-Collector, P.O. Box 3527, Houston, TX 77253-9803. An interactive map of branch locations is available

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