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1 2010 Its Time To Vote: They will make room for us if we move. Psa 114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Psa 114:2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. Psa 114:3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. Psa 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

2 2010 Awakening the Sleeping Giant This is not just a Hispanic problem it is a church problem: 60 million registered Evangelicals in America 15 million vote (1 out of 4) Add to that 24 million Christians that are not even registered to vote who are eligible 84 million potential Evangelical votes Again, ONLY 15 million vote Less then 20% of the church votes!!! As value voters we need to vote in every election!!!

3 2010 Does my vote really count? When you dont vote this is what happens: 76% of Americans want to display the 10 Commandments ONLY 57% of Congress voted for the 10 Commandment 82% of Americans want prayer in school ONLY 52% of Congress support prayer in school 72% of Americans oppose same-sex marriage ONLY 49% of Congress oppose same-sex marriage Our values are not being represented in the civic arena!!! As faith value voters we need to vote in every election!!!

4 2010 Its Time To Take Houston Back for God 1Sa 30:8 And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.

5 2010 Qualifications to Register to Vote You must register to vote in the County you reside in. You must be a citizen of the United States. You must be at least 17 years and 10 months old to register, and you must be 18 years of age by election day. You must not be finally convicted of a felony, or if you are a felon, you must have completed all of your punishment, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you must have received a pardon. You must have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

6 2010 ¿ Quién Puede Votar en Texas? Cualquier ciudadano de Estados Unidos que resida en Texas Haya cumplido por lo menos18 años el día de las elecciones No haya sido condenado por un delito grave (a no ser que haya terminado de cumplir su condena, su condena provisional probatoria y su libertad condicional) No haya sido declarado incapacitado mental por un tribunal de justicia.

7 2010 Importance of Early Voting As you may know on Friday, August 27, 2010, Harris County experienced a devastating loss of our eSlate election equipment in a fire that destroyed our warehouse. The Harris County office is working diligently to secure adequate election equipment to conduct the November 2, 2010 election with as little disruption to the citizens of Harris County as possible. Harris County strongly encourage voters to cast their ballot during the Early Voting period beginning Monday, October 18 and ending Friday, October 29 or thru ballot by mail for those who are eligible. English: http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/EV/earlyvotinglocations_schedule_ENG. pdf http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/EV/earlyvotinglocations_schedule_ENG. pdf Frequently Asked questions: http://www.harrisvotes.org/Voting_Info/evqa.aspx http://www.harrisvotes.org/Voting_Info/evqa.aspx

8 2010 **First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for cities and schools ONLY) (filing deadline for other political subdivisions may vary) July 25, 2010 Last Day to Order General Election August 24, 2010 **Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) August 24, 2010 First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (does not apply to FPCA) September 3, 2010 Last Day to Register to VoteOctober 4, 2010 (moves to next business day, Monday) First Day of Early VotingOctober 18, 2010 (moves to next business day, Monday) Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) October 26, 2010 (must be received, not merely postmarked) Last Day of Early VotingOctober 29, 2010 Important Election dates

9 2010 Voter Registration Process 1. Informal Online Application –voter registration online: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp 2. Project Vote – Youth: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/projectvote/index.shtml http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/projectvote/index.shtml 3. Harris County Tax Office – Leo Vasquez: English / Spanish: Call for help at 713-368-VOTE (8683) http://www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/voter/voterapp/acquirevoterapp.asp & www.hcvoter.net http://www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/voter/voterapp/acquirevoterapp.asp www.hcvoter.net 4. How to vote on eSlate: http://www.harrisvotes.com/http://www.harrisvotes.com/ Click early voting system 5. www.VoteTexas.orgwww.VoteTexas.org

10 2010 Resources cont. Secretary of State Voter Information Enlaces Relacionados La página de Enlaces Relacionados lo llevará al sitio principal de la Secretaría de Estado, en donde encontrará una gran cantidad de información con respecto al registro de votantes, historia electoral y estadísticas.Secretary of State Voter Information Información de la Secretaría de Estado para el votante Ballot by mail: http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/app4ballotbymail.pdfhttp://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/app4ballotbymail.pdf Votación por Correo: www.hcvoter.htmwww.hcvoter.htm Voter Guide (English): http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/voterGuideBrochure_English.pdf http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/voterGuideBrochure_English.pdf Voter Guide (Spanish): http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/voterGuideBrochure_English.pdf http://www.harrisvotes.org/docs/voterGuideBrochure_English.pdf

11 2010 Churches and Elections: WHAT IS THE LAW? Churches May NOT: 1. Endorse or oppose a particular candidate 2. Contribute to or raise money for a candidate (including free use of church list) Churches May: (among other activities) 1. Register their members as voters 2. Pass out voters guides 3. Invite all candidates in a race to speak (It is okay if only one shows up) 4. Speak DIRECTLY about specific issues and legislation (abortion, marriage, etc.) Individually, a pastor can do whatever he feels led to do- endorse, support a members campaign, etc. There are no limitations. The few limitations above that exist are only for the church entity and only if the church is a non-profit corporation. Pastors should not be intimidated from acting as pastors, calling their people to vote and giving them info so they can best represent Christ in the voting booth.

12 2010 STANDING For Truth Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 2Ki 22:2 And he (Josiah) did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

13 2010 Two Languages: Prayer is the language that moves heaven! The VOTE is the language that moves the earth! Its Time To Vote! - ¡EsTiempoDeVotar! ¿Tiene una pregunta? info@estiempodevotar.com


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