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Voter Registration & Selective Service

Registering to vote.... You are eligible to vote if: You are a United States citizen; You are legally registered to vote in Texas; You are at least 18 years old on Election Day; You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. In order to will need one of the following Your Texas driver's license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration; or Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate; or Your social security number You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply.

You can register in person at your county Voter Registrar's office.(Courthouse) Or you can register by mail by obtaining an application from your county Voter Registrar's office or the Secretary of State's office. You can also pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools. At LHS, contact your government teacher or the counselor's office. Most register when they get their driver's license.

Selective Service System Who: Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

When:Register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Therefore, to be in full compliance with the law, a man turning 18 is required to register during the period of time beginning 30 days before, until 30 days after his 18th birthday...a 60-day window.

Where to register: Young men may now register online with Selective Service.

Penalty for not registering: $250,000 fine and/or possible 5 yrs. in prison. Also, men who aren't registered with Selective Service won't qualify for Federal student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.