Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade payed a visit to the Taylor County Elections Office Thursday afternoon to talk about her newest campaign to educate voters. The new campaign includes a new website and smartphone application.
"We want to make sure that you have the information easily available so you don't have any excuse not to go out and vote," Andrade said.
She and her office designed an interactive 'Smart Tx Voter' mobile application and new informational website, www.votetexas.gov, as part of their newest campaign, "Make Your Mark on Texas by Voting".
"You can find out where to vote, when to vote, how to vote," she explained. "We're also on Facebook--we're communicating in the same way everybody else is--through social media."
Andrade said Thursday more than 1700 people have downloaded the mobile application in the last 24 hours.
"I want to make sure that Texas and all its voters understand that it's important to go out and vote but that they feel comfortable knowing that their State has provided them with all the information that they need," Andrade said.
Andrade said Texas saw voter turnout of about 59 percent in the 2008 election and she hopes to see a higher percentage this year.
Andrade said no voter ID is required to vote for the 2012 election. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22 and the general election is Tuesday, November 6.