Students train to register voters

BROWNSVILLE — As elections draw closer, some students of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Brownsville campus are taking the initiative to go out and get people registered and ready to vote.

The Cameron County Department of Elections & Voter Registration and the Texas Freedom Network walked students through the process to become a volunteer deputy voter registrar on Thursday afternoon in Brownsville.

Deputy voter registrars will have the ability to distribute and accept voter registration forms from any resident of CameronCounty.

Marvey Sandoval, the registration and outreach coordinator for the elections department, said the office is trying to reach as many people as possible before early voting starts Feb. 16.

“Since (Remi Garza, elections administrator) has been in, we’ve been very active in getting people to become active voter registrars,” Sandoval said. “They’re our frontline.”

 

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