Vice President-Elect Harris:
We did it, Joe.
"I just talked to the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night. I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country. The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans".
NATO Ambassador and former Texas Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison: “We are going to work in a transition for a new administration coming in,” she said ahead of a NATO ministerial meeting. “We are going to make sure it’s smooth. That’s what we have in democracies, and that’s what we are going to produce.”
Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)
"This is the time to heal in America"
V. President-Elect Harris
Vice President-Elect Harris
Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)
"I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."
Biden/Harris "Go From There"
"It’s time we see each other as fellow Americans who live in — and love — the United States of America."
The Lincoln Project Oct 2020
"Vote for change.
Vote for our sons.
Vote for Joe."
"Dear Daughters, we want so much for you. We want you to grow up in American that believes in you.
Free of name calling.
Free of body shaming.
Free of bullying.
This is the America we want for you."
The Lincoln Project Aug 30, 2020
"You don’t need to be black to be outraged. You need to be American and be outraged."
The Lincoln Project Nov 7, 2020
Dawn: It's morning in America.
The Lincoln Project: "In 1984 Ronald Reagan’s campaign launched an iconic and memorable political ad called “Morning in America.” ‘Morning’ highlighted the positive impact of a first term Reagan presidency and presented an optimistic vision of an America that was prosperous and peaceful. Under Donald Trump, we instead face “Mourning in America.”
Morning in America - 1984: Reagan's vision and the Republicans' promise to America.
December meeting cancelled.
Jan 12, 7:00 PM Zoom Monthly Meeting
Agenda Item: 2021/2022
Email us for Zoom Meeting Id
Election judges and clerks, thanks for stepping up to keep our elections running smoothly and safely. We could not do this without you.
A big thank you to the County Clerk's Office for their long hours, training, support, and all their help. You all did a great job!
Barack Obama 2008 - "Yes We Can"
Stay Safe, Wear a Mask, Social Distance
The Lincoln Project: Sep. 2020 "Nobody"
"If you're over the age of 65, Donald Trump doesn't care whether you live or die."
Are you, like 25% of the people in Van Zandt County, 60+ years old?
"It affects virtually nobody," Trump says of the coronavirus, which has now killed 200,000 Americans and counting - Aaron Rupar
In Texas, over 21,000 people have died from COVID-19.
At his rally just now President Trump told supporters the coronavirus “affects elderly people...people with heart problems and other problems. That’s what it really affects. That’s it.” - Weijia Jiang
In Texas, 80% of COVID-19 deaths are people aged 60+; by race/ethnicity, 56% of the deaths are Hispanic.
COVID-19 Updates COVID-19
Texas Health and Human Services
VAN ZANDT COUNTY
NET Health (Northeast Texas, includes Van Zandt County)
Van Zandt County: over 1700 confirmed and probable cases, 900+ active cases, and 44 deaths.
East Texas Community - Join
Dr Salter and Dr Gorby for their Facebook Live COVID-19 medical updates (Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 PM).
TX DEM TRAINING
Activism, Organizing, VAN: Free On-line Training
2020 General Election Totals
Early Voting: 15585
Election Day: 8634
(Van Zandt County has 39136 registered voters)
Election Day Precinct Totals
Total Ben Wheeler
557 4C-Fire Dept.
285 1A-Grace Bible Fellowship
360 2A-Old City Hall
426 2B-Old Bethel Baptist
398 2D-High Comm. Ctr.
138 3A-Senior. Citizens Bldg.
196 4A-First Assembly of God
659 3D-Church of Christ
727 4D-Comm Ctr
504 1D-Randall Hall
853 1B-Chamber Pavilion
718 2C-Phalba Ind. Church
374 4E-Bridge Fellowship
518 1C-Pruitt Baptist Church
579 4B-Comm. Ctr
365 3B-St Mark's CME Church
709 3C-Comm. Ctr
2021 Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for
next General Election Voting
VZ County Clerk
First day of Early Voting
Old Canton City Hall
290 E. Tyler St.
TBD, 2021 by 5 PM
Vote-by-Mail Applications must
be RECEIVED by the County Clerk's Early Vote Office
Last day of Early Voting
Last day (see rules) for ballot by mail.
REGISTER TO VOTE
Are You Registered to Vote?
With all the Covid-19 disruption of our normal lives, many of us have had to put several things on the back burner to take care of later.
One of those things may be registering to vote. If you are not registered yet, but would like to be, we can help.
We have certified Van Zandt County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars available right now. Text 903-275-1064 to make arrangements to meet with one of our registrars to get you registered to vote.
October TBD is the deadline for registering for the general election.
Are You a Texas Student Voter, Living Away from Home?
If you are a student voter and living away from home, voting in November will take a bit of advance planning.
1) If you are registered at your parents' or guardian's address, one option is to request an absentee vote by mail ballot from the County Clerk, to be sent to your away from home address.
Applications to vote by mail must be received by TBD at the County Clerk's Election Office. Send your application in as early as possible.
2) Or, plan to vote in person, either during early voting or on election day, at the location corresponding to your voter registration address.
3) Or, change your registration to your new location. The deadline to change your registration is TBD.
Texas Secretary of State Information
Register2Vote will send you an application and a stamped envelope addressed to your County Voter Registrar's office.
Mail your application! You are not registered until your County Voter Registrar's office receives it.
Verify your voter ID document.
For voter registration questions, contact the Van Zandt County Clerk's office.
VOTE BY MAIL
How to request an application to Vote by Mail (VBM)
Vote by Mail (VBM): Request a ballot by mail application.
Protect your Vote by Mail ballot. Ensure your vote is counted. See VoteTexas for "Helpful Hints on Voting Early by Mail".
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for service members, their families, and overseas citizens
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) ballot tracker for military and/or overseas ballots
Track you Mail-In Ballot: Vote America Texas Ballot Tracker
Are You Concerned about Using the USPS to Return Your VBM Ballot?
The Governor of Texas recently issued a proclamation expanding VBM ballot drop-off options.
If you are concerned that there will not be enough time (allow AT LEAST 5 days) to mail-in your VBM ballot for the Nov 3rd election, you may drop-off your ballot (see instructions) at the County Clerk's Election Office.
You may drop-off your ballot anytime after you receive & complete it. You will need a valid ID, and you may only drop-off your own ballot.
If you are a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar, you will need to re-certify in 2021. DVR & Voter Registration