Shorter closing dates closing date date by which one

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Shorter closing dates Closing date : date by which one must register in order to vote in a given election In Texas: 30 days Residency Requirements – Texas law doesn’t include one
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Election Day Registration (EDR) Election Day Registration (EDR) Same Day Registration (SDR) Same Day Registration (SDR) No closing date; just register at your polling place List of States with Elect ion Day Registration, Sou rce: National Council of State Legislatures Registering and voting before the election Usually occurs during early voting Voter Registration Reforms
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Early Voting Being able to vote before Election Day without having to offer an excuse Allowed in Texas May be either in person or by mail (Texas generally has in person only) "Why early voting matters in US presidential election." Fro m BBC, October 18, 2016. States with Early Voting in 2016, Source: National Council o f State Legislatures According to the Census Bureau, about 31.6 percent of ballots cast in 2012 were cast early
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America’s Decline in Voter Turnout
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0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% VoterTurnoutinFederalElec ons,1980-2016 Presiden al Midterms
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Let’s Meet the Candidates!
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Beto O’Rourke, Democrat from El Paso Beto O’Rourke, Democrat from El Paso Ted Cruz, Republican from Houston Ted Cruz, Republican from Houston The Texas Senate Race
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Beto O’Rourke, Democrat from El Paso Beto O’Rourke, Democrat from El Paso Ted Cruz, Republican from Houston Ted Cruz, Republican from Houston Currently represents the 16 th District in the House of Representatives Campaign website Elected senator in 2012 with 56.4 percent of the vote; is now seeking a second term Campaign website The Candidates
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A Very Close Race Initially, no one saw this race as being particularly competitive, but this race has since attracted considerable national attention, including after Labor Day Senator Cruz has the upper hand, but most pol lsters agree that anything is possible; turno ut will be extremely important!
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The Seventh Congressional District in Texas This largely affluent district includes parts of Houston, numerous western suburbs, and large portions of unincorporated Harris County George H. W. Bush once represented this district Map of the Seventh Congressional District
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Lizzie Fletcher (D) Lizzie Fletcher (D) John Culberson, Incumbent (R) John Culberson, Incumbent (R) Meet the Candidates
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Lizzie Fletcher (D) Lizzie Fletcher (D) John Culberson (R) John Culberson (R) Fletcher is an attorney who grew up in the 7 th District Campaign website Culberson, also an attorney, has represented the 7 th District since 2001 Campaign website More about the Candidates
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2016 Election Results for TX-07 Political Party President Congress Democrat 48 percent 43.8 percent Republican 47 56.2
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Broader Lessons from TX-07 The 7 th Congressional District is emblematic of many of the most competitive congressional districts in 2018 Democrats believe that their best chance to recapture the House is by picking up seats in
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