By CBSLA Staff; Updated by Hill Country Post Administrator, November 3, 2020
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It is important for people to vote during this year’s election before the end of the day. One Texas man working in Los Angeles didn’t get his absentee ballot in the mail this year, so he decided to vote in person.
The problem is that Jeff Wilson’s nearest vote center is more than 1,000 miles away due to being a Texan. He planned his trip to head eastward towards his home state. Jeff Wilson left California this past Sunday afternoon headed for Kendall County, Texas — about 50 miles north of San Antonio — so he can cast his ballot bright and early on Tuesday morning. Texas Governor Abbott has not responded yet to this event.
“If I’m gonna drive 1,217 miles and sleep in my car for a few hours, I think there aren’t a whole lot of excuses to drive three or four minutes to the polling station and maybe wait a while.”Jeff Wilson
In Texas, voters can apply to receive a vote-by-mail ballot if they are out of the county on Election Day and during early voting. Hopefully, you do not need to drive 1,000 miles to vote like Jeff Wilson had to, but we encourage everyone to vote, if able to.
See the original article: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/11/02/man-drives-1200-miles-la-texas-cast-vote-election-2020/