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Ask Elsie-- August 23, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ask Elsie is a column where Chief Financial Officer Elsie Schiro tackles employee queries, or in areas outside her purview, asks other District leaders to answer them.

Dear Elsie,

Do FWISD high schools participate in the High School Deputy Voter Registrar program for seniors in high school? This is a program by the Texas Civil Rights Project that tries to help high school seniors get ready to vote per the Texas law.

Thank you for any information you can give me.

Have a great day,

M. Petrosino

Dear Ms. Petrosino,

Thank you for your question. I reached out to Cherie Washington, chief of secondary schools, for help with this question. The answer is yes. Per the Texas Election Code, high schools are required to have a campus principal or designee who shall serve as a deputy registrar and who twice a year distributes a registration application to each student who is or will be 18 years old or older that year, subject to rules put in place by the Texas secretary of state. The following graphic details District expectations as well as the high school implementation plan for the voter registration program.


Thanks again for your question,


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