Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections are now open. Some have been racing to get their votes in now while others are waiting for election day. If you want to vote but can’t travel off campus, don’t worry, early voting will open on campus from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 in UC Jetty Room 123 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Connar Allen, President of the Student Government Association at TAMU-CC, said that voting has been available on campus before.
“Because it’s a public school,” said Allen, “voting on campus has been around for a long time. I know that the county Commissioners Court ultimately decides where voting locations are, and we’re getting the second week of early voting.”
In response to current issues arising like voter restrictions in Georgia and possibly redistricting Texas’ 27th congressional district, Allen believes that this midterm election could help decide these issues.
“Why it’s important to vote,” said Allen, “I’m just concerned that if you don’t vote for people who value voting rights, it’s going to get harder and harder to vote. … The people that we elect right now in 2018 are going to be ultimately deciding what our districts are going to be shaped like in the next 10 years.”
If you want to see where all the current voting locations are, head over to the Nueces County’s website at, http://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/county-clerk/elections-department, to see exact locations and times.
If you would like to find out more information on why you should vote and who the congressional candidates are, check out our elections tab to find out more.