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What you need to know for Election Day, plus how you can support Ukrainians here in Texas

Harris County’s Election Administrator discusses new voting machines, ballots, and other regulations in place as you head to the polls, and the Ukrainian American Society of Texas shares what they’re doing in this time of crisis to support Ukrainian Texans.

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Harris County voting stickers from a file photo from Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston.

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From Germany arming Ukraine with weapons, to the unprecedented sanctions on Russia, developments and impacts of Russia's attacks on Ukraine continue.

In addition to wondering what’s happening with African students and other people trying to leave Ukraine, there are Texans who have relatives in Ukraine that are preparing for war and want to know how to provide the most support possible.

Today, we talk with a member of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas not only to understand what their organization is about and what it’s doing to aid the people of Ukraine but also to learn how Americans can help.

And, there’s more focus on Texas, as the state is set for the nation’s first 2022 primary election. Elections official say Harris County is changing how they allocate voting machines to avoid the hours-long lines seen in the March 2020 primary.

However, many questions and concerns still arise. For example, those who are independent voters want to know if they can vote for a Republican candidate now, but vote Democratic in November.

Can you vote with an expired drivers license?

And what if you are registered in one city in Texas, but are currently residing or traveling through another city in Texas. Can you still vote in any polling place throughout Texas?

Chrystya Geremesz

  • Board member of the Ukrainian American Society of Texas

Isabel Longoria

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