‘Su voto es su voz’: SUDA unites students to vote
By Kelly Rodriguez
Students United for the Dream Act chapter of Texas A&M-San Antonio will host a voter registration drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 in the foyer of Main Campus Building. Participants should bring a valid Texas issued ID.
“We want to tie the Dream Act into everything we do,” SUDA president Benjamin Rubio said. “In order to achieve this representative equality, we need to increase the voting population, especially on the South Side of San Antonio.
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SUDA SAC and Students United for the Dream Act at Texas A&M-San Antonio held a mass deputization through the department of the South West Voter Registration Education Project at noon Feb. 8 at Main Campus Building. Those individuals who participated in the deputization Feb. 8 at Main Campus will assist with the campus event.
“We want to empower people,” Rubio said, adding he hopes to give prospective voters at least equal access so that we have a better chance at reaching equal opportunity.
SUDA has bi-weekly meetings at noon Wednesday in Room 237 on Main Campus. For more information on SUDA visit their Facebook.
Election Day is Nov. 6.
To be eligible to register in Texas, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be a resident of the county;
- be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
- not a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
- not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law
Other ways to register to vote are curbside voting, mail or by calling to get an application. For more information, visit Bexar County Election Department.
Contact the Bexar County Elections Department for information about locations and times at 210-335-VOTE (8683) or visit www.bexar.org/elections/.
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