Wednesday, November 7, 2007
In the state of Texas there are 12.6 million people registered to vote. So why does Texas have such low voter turnout. On Tuesday’s election for city offices, school bonds, state propositions and other contests the voter turnout was very low. Only 10 percent of the registered voters were expected to turn out including early ballot that were cast days before the election polls closed. Even if the election is not high profile every registered voter should take the opportunity to state his or her opinion. Voters can no longer blame the lack of time to vote. There are several days available for people to vote. Voting only takes a few minutes and with several days available one should easily be able to rearrange there schedule to make time to play a vital role in there states politics. It plagues me as a citizen of Texas a state that people claim to have much pride cannot take ten minutes out of there day to play an active role in the way our state, county, cities and schools are run. If one cannot cast an anonymous ballot with there opinion about the way things should be run than one should not share their negative views to others. Texans need to show the rest of the county our pride for our state by everyone casting a vote and playing an important role in how our great state is run. If anyone has any ideas on how to get more people out to vote please write your local congressmen with you insights on this problem that plagues our state.