Voter registration closes Feb. 5 for March polling


The clock is ticking for people still not registered to vote in the March 6 primary election.

The deadline to register is Feb. 5. Any changes to registrations, whether to a name or address, must be done by Feb. 5 also.

Early voting will begin Feb. 20 and continue until March 2 with Election Day March 6. In order to participate in the election, though, voters must be registered at least 30 days before the election.

Both Gregg County and Rusk County elections offices have voter registration forms available on their websites that can be printed out and turned into the physical offices at the Gregg County Courthouse and Rusk County Courthouse. The form must be turned into the county in which the voter lives.

For more information, contact the Gregg County elections office at 903-236-8458 or the Rusk County elections office at 903-657-0321. Gregg County also has a Facebook page called Gregg County Votes.