Department of elections urges residents to pay attention to certificates

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Cameron County Voter Registration Certificate Sample. (Source: KGBT)

Before mid-January, thousands of Cameron county registered voters will have a voter registration certificate that verifies the identity and current address. 

As those certificates are delivered to your mailbox, officials say there’s a possibility residents may receive certificates with a different name. 

“This is addressed to my address with a different name. Voter registration,” concerned South Padre Island Resident, Dennis Barrett explained holding the certification. “I figured I need to do my civic duty and let someone know about this.”

Cameron County Department of Elections and Voter Registration Elections Administrator, Remi Garza, found out about Barrett’s issue and got in contact with him immediately. Garza explained the best thing to do in this situation is to take action. “The best thing to do is just…return to sender or leave it in your mailbox and the post office will return them to our post office as being undeliverable,” Cameron County Department of Elections and  Voter Registration Elections Administrator, Remi Garza said. 

Officials say every two years residents’ voter registration information automatically renews unless the department is notified of a change ahead of time. 

If you do not receive a certificate by January 13, 2020 contact the county’s elections department to find out how you can get a certificate. 

“We want to remind everybody that the elections is coming up as a primary so during the early vote the republicans and democrats will vote in the same location, but on election day there might be a different location if you’re voting in a Republican primary or if you’re voting in a Democratic primary,”

You can contact the Cameron County Department of Elections and Voter registration at 956-544-0809.

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