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Monday is deadline to register to vote Nov. 2

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election.

And state officials say they hope the millions of Texans still not registered to vote will sign up by the deadline.

"Registering to vote is easy," Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade said. "The voter registration application only has nine questions, including one which asks for your name."

Statewide, there are more than 13 million registered voters out of more than 18.7 million Texans who are of voting age. In Tarrant County, 933,454 residents are registered to vote, out of about 1.2 million residents of estimated voting age, local and state election records show.

To register to vote in Texas, voters must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 years and 10 months old (and 18 by Election Day) and not be a convicted felon or declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law. People who have moved or changed their name after they are registered must give election officials their new information.

Tarrant County election officials say they're keeping their doors open late Monday to make sure that potential voters are able to register in time.

To register in person, Tarrant County residents may go to several places between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday.

The locations are: Tarrant County Elections Center, 2700 Premier St.; Tarrant County Administration Building, 100 E. Weatherford St.; Northwest Sub-Courthouse, 6713 Telephone Road, Lake Worth; Northeast Sub-Courthouse, 645 Grapevine Highway, Hurst; Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington, 700 East Abram St., Arlington; Southwest Sub-Courthouse, 6551 Granbury Road; Charles F. Griffin Sub-Courthouse Administration Building, 3500 Miller Ave.; Mansfield Sub-Courthouse, 1100 East Broad St., Mansfield; and Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake.

Applications also are online at the Tarrant County Elections website, www.tarrantcounty.com/elections, as well as at area libraries, post offices, city halls and area subcourthouses, but they must be returned to the Tarrant County Elections Center or postmarked by Monday.

For more information, call the Tarrant County elections office at 817-831-8683.

Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610

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