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  • Van Zandt County Democrats
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY DEMOCRATS

We're Meeting In-Person.

2nd Saturday, 1:00 PM, American National Bank in Canton.

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 CANDIDATES
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 LEGISLATION

President Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan

 

The American Rescue Plan:

  • Sends $1400 stimulus checks directly to households

  • Funds more vaccines

  • Expands access to health care coverage

  • Helps small businesses & local governments

  • Extends unemployment benefits

  • Offers relief to renters and struggling families

  • Addresses decades of farm policy discrimination in rural America

  • Gets children back to school safely

  • And gets Americans back to work

 

Every Texas Republican in Congress who voted to give billionaires a tax cut in 2017 opposed the American Rescue Plan.

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 BIDEN/HARRIS

      January 20, 2022 Year One

 

"It's never been a good idea to bet against America. And, there's nothing we can't do if we do it together. We are stronger today than we were a year ago."

      January 20, 2021 Noon EST

 

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

President Biden"We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."

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The White House

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President Biden

Victory Speech  (Nov 7, 2020)

"This is the time to heal in America"

Vice President Harris

Victory Speech (Nov 7, 2020)

"I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities."

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 TX DEM TRAINING

If you are a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar (DVR), you will need to re-certify in 2021.  Tx Democrats DVR & Voter Registration

For DVR training & test questions go to the Texas SoS.  Or check out the League of Women Voters® of Texas.

Click for more information about becoming a DVR.

Activism, Organizing, VAN: Free On-line Training  

Become a Poll Watcher

Register:  Texas Democratic Party Link

 

Requires approximately 3 hours of training with the TDP and Texas SoS

TDP Training (available 2/7/22)

Texas SoS

 

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 EVENTS

The Right to Protest

ACLU of Texas - Protesters' Right

Use the  Subscribe for Updates form to contact the VZC Democrats. Please include your name, phone number, email, and best time to contact you.

BETO - A DRIVE FOR TEXAS

Sign Up/More Info/More Events Link

 

Lunch with Lake Area Democrats @ 12 Noon BYOB

Vetoni's in Gun Barrel City

Kendall Scudder, TDP Vice Chair for Finance, will be guest speaker.

 

BLOCK WALK FOR BETO

Canton, TX, Saturday Aug. 27. Time & RSVP Link TBA

Ice Cream, Cake, & Candidates Social

Hosted by VZC Democrats

Senior Citizens Building

Canton, TX Sunday, Aug 28th @ 1 PM

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Monthly Meetings - In-Person!

Upcoming Meeting

Saturday, Sep. 10 @ 1 PM at the American National Bank in Canton   (2nd Floor, Community Room)

Sep. 10 @ 1 PM

Oct.     8 @ 1 PM

Monthly Meeting, 2nd Saturday @ 1 PM:

American National Bank in Canton

2nd Floor Community Room

401 TX-243

Canton, TX 75103

VZC - American Rescue Plan

Thank you, President Biden

Biden's American Rescue Plan will provide $10 million for a much needed & long awaited communication upgrade in Van Zandt County.

Thank you to Judge Kirkpatrick and the VZ County Commissioners for requesting these funds which will be used to keep our first responders and citizens safe.

TEXAS GOP - Turning Off the Lights to Friday Night Football

Deep in the Pockets of Texas chronicles the TX GOP plan to hand over our public school tax dollars to private corporations. 

When public school funds are hijacked by big money interests our children lose the opportunity to  have a school system guided by our LOCAL community, sports programs are shutdown, and our property taxes increase.

Deep in the Pockets of Texas

 

Which Texas incumbents dance to the tune of these two Texas billionaires? Watch the video before you vote in November.

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 CANDIDATES

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 5

Tartisha Hill

 

GOVENOR

Beto O'Rourke

LT. GOVERNOR

Mike Collier

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Rochelle Garza

COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

Janet Dudding

COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE

Jay Kleberg

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

Susan Hays

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER

Luke Warford

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 3

Erin A. Nowell

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 5

Amanda Reichek

JUSTICE, SUPREME COURT, PLACE 9

Julia Maldonado

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS PLACE 5

Dana Huffman

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS PLACE 6

Robert Johnson

STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 2

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 ELECTION DATES

 2022 Election Dates

 

Jan 1, 2022

First day to apply for annual Vote By Mail ballots (includes 2022 Democratic Primary, Runoff, & General Election)

Oct 11, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline for

General Election 2022

VZ County Clerk

Election Information.
 

Sample Ballot -TBA

League of Women Voters® of Texas

Voters Guide

Oct 24, 2022

First Day of Early Voting

Early Voting Hours
TBA

Oct 28, 2022

Vote-by-Mail Applications must

be RECEIVED by the County Clerk's Early Vote Office

Nov 4, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting

Nov. 8, 2022

General Election 2022

Last day (see rules) for ballot by mail.

General Election

Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2022

Early Voting Location

TBA

General Election

Nov 8 - Polling Locations

TBA

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 VOLUNTEER

Barack Obama 2008 - "Yes We Can"

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Support the Van Zandt County Democratic Party

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PayPal

Or donate by mail with a check:

Van Zandt County Democratic Party

P.O. Box 217

Canton, TX 75103

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 VOTE  KIOSK

Do you need more information?

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Contact the VZ County Clerk's Office.

Go to Vote Texas Website.

Still registered?  Verify your voter registration status.

Verify your voter ID document.

League of Women Voters® of Texas

Felony conviction? Find out if you can vote.

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 REGISTER TO VOTE

Are you registered to vote?  Or need to update your voting address?

Register to Vote in 3 Easy Steps

1.

Verify your voter registration status.

2.

Complete your voter registration application.

3.

Mail or hand-deliver your application to the VZ County Clerk's Registrar.

For name changes or address changes, update your voter registration on-line.

Fast, New, & Easy!

1.

You will need:

   Texas Drivers License or ID

   Social Security #

   Voter Registration Card VUID

2.

Update voter name & address on-line.

Voter registration cards usually arrive in about 30 days.

Questions about registering to vote?   We can help. Text 903-275-1064 to reach one our volunteers.

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 STUDENT VOTERS

Are you a Texas student voter, living away from home?

You can vote!  Choose  either A, B, or C - they all require a bit of advance planning.

A.

Change you voter registration to your away from home location (30 or more days before the election).

B.

Vote early or on election day at home.

C.

Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail from the Texas SoS, as early as possible, but at least 10 days before the election.

Apply to have the ballot sent to your away from home location.

See VOTE BY MAIL below for more information.

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 VOTE BY MAIL

Are you eligible to request an Application for  Ballot By Mail (ABBM)?

Stay Safe and Vote By Mail (VBM) -

How to Request to VBM

1.

Verify your VBM eligibility.

2.

Request an ABBM

    ABBM aka Form 5-15f

   Order on-line from the Texas SoS 

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    Download from the Texas SoS

 *** NEW FORM for 2022 ***

3.

Fill-out & sign your VBM application.

*** NEW:  A TX DL or other TX ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security # is required.

 

PROVIDE BOTH to avoid delays. ****

Keep a copy or photo of your signed application.

4.

Mail or hand-deliver your VBM application to the VZ County Clerk's Election Office.

When Your VBM Ballot Arrives

5.

VBM ballots are sent out a few weeks before the election.Protect your VBM ballot from fraud with Helpful Hints from the TX SoS.

6.

Complete your ballot and carefully follow the directions for its return.

*** NEW: Carrier Envelope: Use the same TX ID # and/or Social Security # that you provided in Step 3.  ****

 

Sign the carrier envelope the same way as you signed your application in Step 3.

7.

Mail-in your carrier envelope/ballot as soon as possible. Allow at least 5 days for delivery.

8.

Track your ABBM and your  ballot status. ** NEW **

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FPCA Voters

Service members, their families, and overseas citizens may request an absentee ballot using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) through the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).

1.

Request an absentee ballot.

2.

Track your FPCA absentee ballot.

Make Sure Your Vote Counts - Avoid These Common Errors

Missing TX ID# or Social Security #

Before you SEAL the carrier envelope, verify that it includes a TX ID # or the last four digits of your SS#.

No signature on carrier envelope. Before you drop your carrier envelope in the mail, double-check to verify that it is signed.

TX ID # or Social Security # does not match application.

Verify that the ID number on the carrier envelope matches your application.

Ballot received too late.

With a few exceptions, ballots must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at the VZ County Clerk's Office by the day after election day.

 Signature on carrier envelope does not match application.  

For households with more than 1 person voting by mail - before you sign, verify that the printed name on the carrier envelope is your name.

Do not sign the carrier envelope for other members of your household.

Carrier envelope contains more than 1 ballot.

A carrier envelope can contain only 1 ballot. Do not bundle ballots together.

Are you concerned about using the USPS to return Your VBM ballot?

If you are concerned that there will not be enough time (allow AT LEAST 5 days) to mail-in your VBM ballot for the election, you may drop-off your ballot (see instructions) at the County Clerk's Election Office.  You will need a valid ID, and you may only drop-off your own ballot.

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