Waller County Elections Office Denies Rejecting Voter Registrations from Prairie View A&M Students

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/12/2018, 9:32 a.m.
After concerns spread Tuesday that some college students at Prairie View A&M had their voter registrations rejected, local election officials ...

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After concerns spread Tuesday that some college students at Prairie View A&M had their voter registrations rejected, local election officials say that has not happened. Waller County Elections Administrator Christy Eason denies allegations. Eason said there has been confusion about students who live on campus not having the correct address for their precinct listed on their registrations, but she said the county had not mailed students notices about the issue. The Texas Secretary of State’s Office said it learned that students who live in on-campus dorms had been instructed by the university to register with a generic university address, instead of their dorm address. That led to those students being registered in a different precinct than the one their dorms are located in. Eason, with the local elections office, said despite that situation, any Prairie View A&M student who is registered will be able to vote, though they may have to change their address on election day or beforehand.