State Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) defeated Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther in the runoff election for Texas Senate District 30 on Dec 19, 2020.
Springer defeated Luther 32,599 to 25,146.
Both Republicans, Springer and Luther were vying to replace Pat Fallon in the seat. Fallon was elected to Congress in Texas’ 4th Congressional District, a seat vacated by John Ratcliffe when President Donald Trump appointed him Director of National Intelligence.
Springer has represented Texas’ 68th District, which is a mostly rural district that encompasses 22 counties, since 2013 and grew up in Senate District 30.
He is the chairman of the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. He said major accomplishments included passing a major anti-abortion bill and working on tax policy.
When Can i register to vote ?
You can register to vote at any time; however, you must be registered at least 30 days before an election in which you wish to vote.
Voter registration is permanent, IF YOU KEEP YOUR REGISTRATION CURRENT. You must notify the voter registrar of any changes in information such as name change, moving to a new location within the county, or a change in your mailing address.
You may register to vote if you are at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date the application is submitted, but you must be 18 years of age to actually vote in an election. You must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to vote in that election.
Call 903-893-8683 for more information.
Recently updated required identification for voting in person. Some sort of identification is required to vote in Texas. If you don’t have a state-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license or ID card, you may use your voter registration card, a recent utility bill or bank statement, and sign a declaration, and still vote a regular ballot.
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Applications for Vote by mail must be renewed each year.
In January 2021, you may apply to receive a Ballot by Mail to vote in the next 2021 election. If you’re over 65, be sure to check the box indicating that you want Ballots by Mail for all 2021 elections. Many local offices are up for re-election this year: check this list. Consider running! Contact us for more information.
You may apply in person at the Grayson County Elections Office, 115 W Houston St, Sherman.
To be eligible to vote by mail in Texas, you have to be 65 or older, have a disability or illness, be out of the county during the election period, or be confined in jail.
The Texas election code says voters have a disability if they have a sickness or physical condition that prevents them from voting in person without the likelihood of injuring the voter’s health.
Or, submit this online form and an application for Ballot by Mail will be mailed to you.
Texas Democratic Party (TDP) launched RegisterTexas.com, which provides an innovative voter registration form that you can fill out online. The TDP then sends you a filled out application with a postage-paid envelope pre-addressed to your county voter registrar. All you have to do is sign the pre-filled application and then put it in the mail.
How and Where Can i register to vote ?
You may register to vote in person by completing a registration application at one of the following locations:
- Grayson County Elections Administration
115 W. Houston
Sherman, Texas 75090
- Grayson County Sub-Courthouse
101 W. Woodard
Denison, Texas 75020
- U.S. Post Offices
- Department of Public Safety
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Health
- Public Libraries
GRAYSON COUNTY VOTER REGISTRAR
115 W. Houston
SHERMAN TX 75090
Or you may request a postage-paid application by filling out this form, and a voter registration application will be mailed to you with a stamped, addressed return envelope.
What if I Move WITHIN THE COUNTY?
WITHIN THE COUNTY OR YOUR NAME CHANGES
Notify the voter registrar in writing of the changed information by:
- correcting the information on your current voter registration certificate, sign the back of the certificate, and return it to the registrar, or
- if you do not have your voting certificate, send a note giving the old information as you were registered and the new information for updating, or
- complete a voter registration application, indicating “change”, or
- completing a statement of residence at the time of voting
You will be eligible to vote in your new precinct on the 30th day after the registrar receives the notice, meanwhile you may continue to vote in your old precinct. Before you are allowed to vote in the old precinct, the election judge will ask you to fill out a statement of residence confirming your new address.
What if I Move Outside the County?
TO ANOTHER COUNTY
You must re-register in the county of your new residence by completing a voter registration application and mailing it to that county’s voter registrar.
You may be eligible to vote a limited ballot in the county of your new residence during the first 90 days after you move if:
- you would have been eligible to vote in the county of former residence on Election day if you had still lived in that county;
- the date of the election is not more than 90 days after the new residence is established; and
- your voter registration in the county of new residence is not effective on or before election day.
VOTING BY A LIMITED BALLOT MUST BE DONE DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD.
CONTACT YOUR ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. 903-893-8683