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Election Administrator advises voters to register as soon as possible

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

There are 43 days left before election day. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9 in Lubbock County. Early voting starts Oct. 22, election day is Nov. 6

Voter turnout goes through the floor during mid-term elections, but election administrators says 2018 may be an exception with all the attention this year's races are bringing. While Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, Election Administrator Dorothy Kennedy stresses these services are provided year-round. 

"The most important step is making sure that all of our Lubbock citizens across the South Plains are registered to vote," Kennedy said. 

"If you're not registered to vote, be sure to register. That is your Constitutional right, that is your voice to the government whether it's local, state or national. Regardless of how you vote, exercise your voice," Precinct 4 Commissioner Patti Jones said. 

Kennedy says if you aren't registered, you can check by visiting the Elections Office. The operating hours are extended on National Voter Registration Day Tuesday.  

 "Our offices are open from 7 to 7. We are located at 1308 Crickets Avenue downtown. We'll be open for 12 hours so people can come and register or change their address or check to make sure they are registered to vote," Kennedy said. 

Kennedy anticipates a higher turnout this year. 

"We've had a lot of interest in the senatorial race. That's one of the big issues on the ballot all across the state of Texas," Kennedy said. 

She says the touch screen equipment is user friendly, and plays a role in increasing voter turnout as well. 

"This election will have a much better turnout than we've seen since we introduced the equipment in 2017. It's touch screen so it's really easy to use and the results are very positive," Kennedy said. 

If you have any questions regarding voter registration, contact the Elections Office (806-775-1339) or visit the Lubbock County Elections Office website.

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