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‘Voting is about your group’: Bell County organizations concentrate on outreach forward of election – KWTX


BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – The deadline to register to vote for the November election is on Oct. 11. With only a few weeks left till then, Central Texas organizations are centered on mobilizing voters.

“We’re encouraging folks to get registered to vote, empowering you to vote and getting you to the polling places,” TaNeika Moultrie, Killeen’s NAACP chapter president, stated.

That’s the three-part technique the Killeen NAACP chapter is utilizing now. On Saturday, the group hosted a Voter Block Occasion on the VFW Publish 9191 to kick off the marketing campaign to fulfill the objectives.

On the occasion, volunteers walked throughout the road and knocked on doorways within the Marlboro Heights Neighborhood, which was Killeen’s first Black neighborhood again within the Fifties.

In the present day many low revenue and minority households nonetheless dwell within the space. It’s folks like this that the NAACP is hoping to mobilize and encourage to get out and vote in November.

“Decrease revenue areas don’t at all times get the chance to go vote and they’re scared about IDs and transportation getting there,” volunteer Delise Coleman stated.

The aim is to extend voter registration by 5% within the space by the Oct. 11 deadline.

“I imagine that they’re missed communities,” Moultrie stated. “We wish to guarantee that we’re participating with them, we’re reaching out to them and we’re speaking with them.”

For the Bell County Republican Occasion, the following few weeks are about internet hosting two or three voter registration occasions per week main as much as the registration deadline.

“We’re going to be operating a get out the vote effort with fairly a number of volunteers, block strolling and telephone banking,” Mack Latimer, Bell County Republican Occasion chair, stated.

The subsequent few weeks are all about connecting with folks and inspiring them to make their voice heard on Nov. 8.

“It’s a must to get out in your group,” Coleman stated. “As a result of voting is about your group.”


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