Mexican citizens can vote from abroad
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11(2)
Time is running out for Mexican nationals to register to vote for the next presidential election.
That can be done right here in Houston.
Several people registered Tuesday at the Mexican Consulate in the 4500 block of San Jacinto near downtown.
This is the first time Mexican citizens will be able to vote from abroad.
To sign up, you must have a Mexican voter registration card.
The deadline to register is January 15.
Hispanics here helping to get out the Mexican vote
— reported by the Houston Chronicle(1)
In June, Mexico’s Congress allowed Mexicans living outside the country to vote by absentee ballot for the first time in history.
Hoping to encourage more Mexicans to vote, local business owners, union activists and community leaders are registering voters at locations across the city for free.
They are also trying to simplify a process in which — according to Mexican election officials — only about 12,000 of the more than 4 million expatriates eligible to vote have filled out their registration forms.