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The last day to register to vote in the May 11, 2013 City of Victoria General & Special Election is Thursday, April 11th. Applications will be accepted through the mail if they are postmarked no later than 4-11-13. Applications will be accepted in person at the Elections Office until 5 pm on the 11th.

A bit of further information is necessary for the Elections Office. After 20 years at our location at 111 N. Glass we will be moving to new offices. The new offices will be in the Patti Dodson Health Center at 2805 N. Navarro in Suite 500. The tickler is we don't know what date we will be making the move. It could be after 4/11 and it could possibly be before. So, for now, come to 111 N. Glass to register.

If you are currently registered you do not need to re-register unless you have changed your residence within the county. To be eligible to vote from your new residence you must update your registration prior to the deadline. Your location within the city determines who is on the ballot. While the mayor's race is on every ballot each super district (5 & 6) race is only on half of the ballots and the special election for district 3 is only on a quarter of the ballots.

If you moved to Victoria from another county and wish to vote in the coming election you must change your registration to Victoria County. Registering and voting is a good way to become part of our community. We live in a wonderful part of the state. Many things are changing. Your arrival here means you are part of those changes. You should take your opportunity to vote and to do so requires you register.

The election will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Early Voting in Person begins Monday, April 29th and will be held weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm through Tuesday, May 7th. Two days extended hours will be observed. On Friday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 7th early voting in person will be open from 7 am to 7 pm.

Early Voting By Mail is already open. Applications for a ballot to be sent in the mail will be received through Friday, May 3rd. To be eligible for a ballot by mail you must meet one or more of the following criteria. Being 65 years of age or older, having a disability which prevents you from entering a polling location, absent from the county during early voting in person and on Election Day or being confined in jail and not finally convicted of a felony. Applications are currently being accepted through the mail at 111 N. Glass, Victoria, Texas 77901 and also in person until early voting in person begins.

For more information about registration or voting in the coming election contact the elections office at elections@vctx.org or by calling 576-0124 or for the time being come by our office at 111 N. Glass.