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TLA Talks: Libraries and the Vote - Shared screen with speaker view
Texas Library Association TLA
30:30
Feel free to send questions for the speakers via CHAT throughout the program.
Norma
32:07
This is a problem since our county seat is a 40 mile round trip.
Martin S-Pasadena
36:18
Can library staff mail the voter registration card? Do we have to "hand" deliver the voter registration card?
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
41:24
We offer online registration, and regularly mail cards to new applicants if they're unable to visit a location and pick up their new card. Are we allowed to include the voter registration form with the card when we mail it?
Kate Horan
45:07
What is the URL for the implementation plan you showed?
Kathy Fulton
45:52
Can you copy the photo id that the voter supplies to the library?
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
46:19
We don't have an option on the registration form for them to REQUEST a form. Can we include it automatically if they are of voting age?
Kate Horan
46:20
https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/forms/sample-agency-implementation-plan.pdf
Norma
46:54
How does an individual know we hand delivered their registration? We had a Voter Registration person at our library today and they said they have to give a receipt to a person registering with them. Also, what happens if we are unable to get a registration to the registrar within that 5 day period?
Norma
49:54
What has prompted this directive from the State for libraries to play this role in the community?
Norma
50:52
Not giving the cards as we've always done that, but making us an agency?
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
51:18
This was relating to mailing the card
Norma
52:43
What happens if you miss the 5 day period?
Dyan Dunagan
01:01:56
Heather, I would love to use your training. Where can I find it/
Norma
01:07:41
This is great for the large libraries, but the small libraries don't have these resources, staff or the need. We had a voter registration day today and had one person register.
Michele Santos
01:09:52
https://www.lwv.org/elections/vote411
Michele Santos
01:10:38
Mi Familia Vota: https://www.mifamiliavota.org/
Texas Library Association TLA
01:12:55
Feel free to post any questions for any of the panelists.
Michael Hardrick
01:12:55
Hello All sorry I lost connection but back now
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
01:13:05
Can we email you to request access to your NicheAcademy training?
Michael Hardrick
01:13:37
Right now no ma'am
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
01:14:00
I don't see Heather's reply. Did she send to all panelists and attendees?
Heather Lowe
01:14:23
Oops! Yes, heather.lowe@dallascityhall.com
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
01:14:27
Thank you!
snelson
01:15:15
Where can we get the voter registration cards, our county has said they don't have any?
Sonia
01:15:59
Can we post on our library page that we will be offering this service?
Texas Library Association TLA
01:16:13
elections@sos.texas.gov
snelson
01:16:25
Thank you so much!
snelson
01:16:53
Also, can anyone drop off the applications or is special training required?
Sonia
01:16:53
Thank you!
Norma
01:17:08
I still would like to know what happens if you surpass the 5 day time limit on getting registrations to the registrar?
Krystine Ramon
01:17:10
kramon@sos.texas.gov
Texas Library Association TLA
01:19:42
Last call for questions.
Marcia Atilano
01:20:16
will there be any consideration in the future regarding the law for those small libraries who are so far away from their county seat?
Stefanie Bara
01:22:03
While my county office is 30 miles each way, in the summer it would take me hours to return to the island.
Cindy Yell (BCLS)
01:22:45
This has been incredibly valuable! Thank you all.
Michele Santos
01:22:49
Thank you! Great session!
Krystine Ramon
01:22:50
All library staff can delivery applications.
snelson
01:23:08
Thank you so much! Very helpful!
Wendy Woodland
01:23:09
This issue is something TLA legislative committee is also looking at - if you have suggestions on what would be helpful, please email me! wendyw@txla.rog
Wendy Woodland
01:23:14
wendyw@txla.org
Kathy Fulton
01:23:17
Thanks for the information. It was very helpful.
Dyan Dunagan
01:23:19
Thank you so much! This has been very informative.
Katherine Adelberg
01:23:20
Thank you Krystine, Michael, and Heather!
Linda Stevens
01:23:22
Thank you!
Stefanie Bara
01:23:26
Thank you!
Kate Horan
01:23:30
Thank you.