CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Today is the last day to register to vote and we’re told voter registration numbers have already surpassed 2016 numbers.
Many residents have taken the first step in having their voices heard for the November elections. Nueces County tax assessor-collector Kevin Kieschnick says registering to vote is a huge step but showing up to the polls is what really counts.
“Because if they fail to show up to the polls and cast a vote, it doesn’t matter. You’ve got to cast your vote,” said Kieschnick.
According to Kieschnick, 204,000 people registered to vote in the 2016 election. He says so far this year, Nueces County has 208,000 registered voters.
“Which when you look at our population base you know being around 360,000 people, we’ve got a good portion of possibly the eligible number of voters registered,” Said Kieschnick.
“Our vote is very important when it comes to this because we have an option and I’m going to take it when I can,” said Leticia Orozco who is a registered voter.
“If you are very concerned about you to know the future of your city or your state, your nation, I mean voting is the most important thing that you can possibly do to voice your opinion,” said Danny Perez who is a registered voter.
You can mail in your voter registration application but it must be postmarked by or on October 5th or you can drop it off at the county courthouse on the first floor.