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LWV-CA Hosts Online Forum To Explain Texas’ New Voting Laws

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LWV-CA Hosts Online Forum To Explain Texas’ New Voting Laws

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The state capitol building in Austin, Texas. Photo courtesy of CrackerClips Stock Media/Shutterstock

League of Women Voters-Comal Area (LWV-CA) invites the public to a free Zoom discussion about navigating Texas’ new voting laws at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Some changes in registration and election processes already are in effect while others are likely to impact the 2022 primaries and midterm elections, the League said in a statement.

The online forum will highlight changes in the registration and voting process. A question-and-answer follows. To join the Zoom meeting use ID: 833 5101 1949, passcode 673 106 or join via Facebook Live @LWVComalTX.

“Whether you plan to mail in a ballot, vote early or vote in-person on Election Day, recent legislation and court rulings will affect most voters in 2022,” said Jerrie Champlin, LWV-CA president.

“Some confusion about what changes and when is to be expected given the number of bills considered in the regular and special Texas legislative sessions,” she said. “The League’s goal is to offer clear information about what individual voters need to do to ensure that their ballots are counted.”

The meeting will be recorded and available for later viewing on the League’s YouTube channel, @LWVComalArea.

Starting Oct. 5, Comal voters can visit VOTE411.org and enter their address to obtain personalized ballot information for the Nov. 2 election.

Printed, nonpartisan election-information flyers and Constitutional Amendment Voters Guides are available at all local libraries.

What’s on the Ballot

In addition to voting on eight Texas constitutional amendments, Comal and Guadalupe county voters will decide on several locał races and issues.

Comal residents will vote on Comal ISD’s Voter Approved Tax Ratification and four bond propositions; three bond propositions from New Braunfels ISD; a sales tax proposition for Comal Emergency Services District 7; and to confirm two Comal County Water Improvement Districts, #1C and #1E and decide on their directors and funding.

Schertz residents will decide on a bond proposition for public safety facilities and on city council places 6 and 7.

Ciboolo residents will decide on 12 city charter amendments and city council member District 4.

Green Valley Special Utility District members will select two board of directors.

Recorded candidate forums for the Cibolo City Councill District 4, Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 and Green Valley SUD Board of Directors are available for viewing on the League’s YouTube channel.

LWV-CA is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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