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2024 Texas Elections

Analysis: It took me three tries to register to vote in Texas — and I’m an elections reporter

Moments after I became a naturalized citizen in 2023, I registered to vote. Here’s what happened next.

By Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
Voter registration forms at a registration event in Austin, on Sept. 27, 2020.

Natalia Contreras poses for a photo holding her naturalization papers after her citizenship ceremony on May 19, 2023, at the US Citizenship and Naturalization Services field office in San Antonio, Texas.

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