Brown County residents who have been putting off registering to vote, or updating the addresses on current registrations, can wait no longer. Monday is the deadline for Texans to be registered and be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
The county elections office, normally open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be staffed later than usual Monday to accommodate anyone who can’t get away from work during those hours.
“We’ll stay open until 6 p.m. at least, or until everyone who’s here is registered,” County Elections Administrator Suzy Young said Friday.
And for those trying to complete their registration during the lunch hour, members of the Brownwood Lions Club will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The office is located in the Brownwood Coliseum Annex, 110 S. Greenleaf, Brownwood.
Requests for mailed ballots are still being accepted.
“We’re had over 500 mailouts so far,” Young said. “That’s an exceptional response.”
Young urged any Brown County resident with concerns about the status of voter registration to visit her office on Monday, or to call it at 646-4333.
“If you haven’t voted in more than a year, it’s probably a good idea to check on it,” Young said. Anyone who has moved since the last time a voter registration card was received may want to do the same.