Stronger local voter turnout expected for Election Day as registrations increase
POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:44am
Longview, TX — Election administrators in Gregg and surrounding counties reported Wednesday a stout increase in the number of voters registering in September. And, with the registration deadline less than a week away, election officials said they are preparing for a large East Texas turnout Nov. 6.
Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the general election, which includes a White House battle between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler also are vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Kathryn Nealy, Gregg County elections administrator, said her office at the Gregg County Courthouse has received about 100 registrations a day since Sept. 24.
Read more from the Longview News-Journal.