Here’s what the Texas Secretary of State had to say to young votersHere’s what the Texas Secretary of State had to say to young votershttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=145082016-09-16T05:00:00Z2016-09-16T20:25:00Z

​TEXAS - “Your vote counts.”

That’s what Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos told a room of freshmen and sophomore University of Texas students during the first stop of his voter education campaign.

Cascos’ goals? To travel around the state until Election Day and inform young and first-time voters why it’s important to vote.

He said he hopes his efforts will translate into voter participation this November and in future elections.

Important election dates:
Oct. 11: last day to register to vote
Oct. 24: early voting begins
Nov. 4: early voting ends
Nov. 8: general election day

“A lot of people believe that their vote doesn’t count. I can tell you personally that every vote does count,” he said.

“A quarter of this room here could’ve flipped my race the other way around,” he told students.

Cascos explained the new Texas voter ID law, which makes it easier for voters to cast ballots.

He suggested students who might be discouraged by the candidate names on the ballot to do two things: Get to know candidates in the state and local races, and—if nothing else—cast a blank ballot.

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