Are you voting for the first time this election? We want to hear from you

KSAT 12 is working on a story on first-time voters & would like to have you shape this story

KSAT 12 is working on a story on first-time voters & would like to have you shape this story. (KSAT 12)

The deadline to register to vote for the 2022 Texas midterms is less than a month away on Oct. 11, and at KSAT we’re starting to ramp up coverage around elections to keep you informed.

One story we’re interested in covering that can be told every election season but is unique each time is the story of first-time voters. The action of participating in the democratic process is the same but the experiences or motivations may vary from person to person.

So if you’ve recently become a U.S. citizen, will be 18 years old by Election Day (Nov. 8), just moved to Texas or are feeling more civically engaged than ever before, we want to hear from you and have you shape this story.

📅 Key election dates to keep in mind:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Last day to register to vote (here’s how you can register by the deadline)
  • Monday, Oct. 24 - First day of early voting
  • Friday, Oct. 28 - Last day to apply for ballot by mail (must be received, not postmarked by this date)
  • Friday, Nov. 4 - Last day of early voting
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Election Day. Absentee/mail-in ballots must be postmarked or delivered by hand by 7 p.m. Ballots from overseas voters must be received by the 5th day after Election Day. Ballots from members of the armed forces must be received by the 6th day after Election Day.

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About the Author:

Rocio Hernandez is the membership producer for KSAT Insider, a free membership program that strengthens the relationships between our newsroom and the communities we serve. Prior to joining the KSAT team, Rocio worked as a communications intern at the International Center for Journalists and fellow at The Texas Tribune.