Secretary of State reported website glitch on Saturday, as Oct. 9 deadline looms

October 8, 2018

A link to the online voter registration application on the Texas secretary of state’s website was down almost all day Saturday, just three days before the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 elections.

Around noon Saturday, the office tweeted an alternative link to the form, which can be filled out online but must be printed and submitted.

The Texas Democratic Party called Saturday’s technical problem at the Secretary of State’s Office “unacceptable.”

“Voting should be easy and accessible for everyone,” said party spokesman Josh Stewart in a statement. “With three days left to register to vote, Texans deserve better.”

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The deadline to register to vote in the November elections is Tuesday, Oct. 9. To register, Texans should fill out the voter registration application, print it and mail it to the voter registrar in their county of residence. Mail-in applications must be postmarked by Oct. 9.

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