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November 16, 2020

Let’s keep these innovations in our elections

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. If you make voting easier, more folks will vote. That shouldn’t be a forehead-slapping, eureka-producing insight. What took us so long to figure it out? Voters...
October 13, 2020

Why We Vote

Some life events leave a permanent, vivid picture in our memories. One of mine is voting in my first election after turning 18 years old. I remember standing in line at our neighborhood recreation center, where I’d grown up playing ping pong and...
April 26, 2019
Texas Voting Lines

Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill

Texas has been long known for being one of the lowest voter turnout states in America , but experienced historic turnout in 2018 . Now, some legislators are backing a bill that would effectively slow turnout again if passed. The "Slow Down the Vote" bill...
November 19, 2018
Ballot Box

Out of the midterms, a new feeling of togetherness

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. We were standing in line out front of a South Austin grocery store, waiting to cast our votes early, when a sincere and well-meaning poll worker asked us to be...
October 30, 2018
Voter Turnout

Early voting turnout surges across Texas

In the first week of early voting for the 2018 midterms, Texas has seen record-breaking vote totals across the state and historic turnout compared to previous midterm elections. As of the end of day seven of early voting, 2,669,506 Texans had cast in-...