Secretary of State Urges Residents to Get Out and Vote

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 4:00pm

She's traveling around the Lone Star State to spread her message on voter education. Secretary of State, Hope Andrade, urges residents to get out and vote despite some previous setbacks that have delayed this election.

"I want to assure you and all voters that Cameron County and Texas and all the surrounding counties are fully prepared for the May 29th primary elections," says Secretary of State Esperanza “Hope” Andrade.

You probably remember the big setback; it all had to do with resetting voter districting lines.

As the Secretary of State travels Texas, she'll also be filling in voters on ways to stay up to date with the very latest regarding the elections.

"I believe in order to educate voters we must first engage them," says Andrade.

Her more than 50 stops across Texas is just one of those tactics. Others include ad campaigns, the use of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, a few new mobile apps will be unveiled as early as next week and then, as always, the site is up and running and now better than ever.

She says by incorporating some of these tools, tools that people use every single day, it really puts the power of voting in the palm of the voters' hand...

"It's one of the most important privileges we have so let's make sure we exercise it and that we go out and vote," urges Andrade.

Again, early voting is set for May 14th, with the primary election set for May 29th.

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