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North Oak Cliff Democrats

Dallas, Texas 75208

Final Run to Election Day--Volunteer Opportunities

Normally the time between Labor Day and Election Day in November is the most intense for campaigning, registering voters, getting out the vote, etc. We are fortunate in Oak Cliff that our Democratic representatives at the State and Federal level are pretty safe and low risk to Republican challengers. This means we can and should be supporting other Democrats nearby that need help and have tougher races.

All of these efforts need volunteers and many can be done virtually (i.e. online or by phone). I'm providing some links for volunteer opportunities for anyone who is interested.

Voter Registration (now until October 5th, the last day to register):

Lots of people move between elections, young people finally get old enough to vote, etc. It used to be the case that you could just pick up a voter registration card at the library or DMV, but that's getting tougher. As a result many people do not have a current voter regstration or have never been registered. It's our time to get them ready to vote and help them out.

Step 1: verify your voter registration is current and update as required with the Dallas County Elections Department.

Step 2: volunteer to register voters. A number of groups are pushing voter registration in Dallas including the Democratic Party and the Texas Organizing Project.

Democratic Control of the Texas State House of Representatives and redistricting:

Democrats only need 9 more elected representatives to take control of the House. This is important because the primary focus of the 2021 legislative session will be redistricting and Democrats have been left out of the process the last few redistricting cycles thus reinforcing Republican dominance in both State and Federal elections. For more information on the 22 targeted races the Texas Democratic Party has a page here. Several of those key races are in Dallas County (Districts 108--Joanna Cattanach and 112--Brandy Chambers) so you can volunteer to help these candidates and/or donate money.

Elections (Early voting starts October 13th, Election Day November 3rd):

We will still have some in-person voting, including an election day voting mega-center at the American Airlines Center downtown and early voting. It is very important that we have as many Democratic poll workers as possible; we don't want to allow the Republicans to fill the election judge and poll worker positions. If your health permits, please sign up.

If you would like to be a poll worker (it's paid--not much), here is a link to sign up. For more information check the Dallas County Elections Poll Worker page.

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