Texas secretary of state pushes voter education

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade has launched a voter education drive for the 2012 election.

She said the campaign will answer questions about voting laws and dismiss misperceptions about casting ballots. Her office has a new Facebook page and will use social networks to spread the word, as well as television and radio.

The Texas primary elections moved from March 6 to May 29 because of a challenge to the state's new political maps. Now many candidates worry people don't know when to vote, or who the candidates are in their districts. Experts are concerned about low voter turnout.

Andrade said on Wednesday that voters have until April 30 to register for the primary and that early voting begins May 14. Voters can get more information at votetexas.gov..

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