On August 18th, 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified thus giving women the right to vote. It reads…“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
This means we are celebrating 100 years of the women’s vote this year!
The passing and ratification of the 19th amendment launched a new era of women advocating for job opportunities, fairer wages, education, sex education, and birth control.
There are so many reasons that we should be making sure to vote, not only for presidential elections but for local elections, congressional elections, school board elections any and every opportunity to let our voices be heard! If you need some more convincing here are a few important reasons to vote and what you need to do to register in Texas.
Reasons to Vote:
- Our vote matters.
- Lets our voices be heard.
- Voting is an opportunity for change.
- Generations before us fought hard to earn the right to vote, by taking advantage of this privilege we are honoring those who came before us.
To register in Texas:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
- You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
- You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
Find out if you are already registered or find the application to register here!