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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...
September 16, 2020

Vote-by-mail is safe and secure

Progress Texas Senior Strategist Glenn W. Smith joins FOX 7 to discuss why vote-by-mail is safe and why voters shouldn't let Republicans scare them into not voting.
May 28, 2020
Mail-In Ballot

Texas Mail-In Ballot 101

Editor's Note: This piece has been updated for the November 2020 Texas general election. The original blog was published in October 2018. Para información sobre cómo votar anticipadamente con boleta por correo postal, visite govotetexas.org/es . Here’s...
May 11, 2020

Young voters deserve to be taken seriously

A phrase we hear a lot lately is “we’re all in this together,” something that’s true during our pandemic reality but also in our electoral reality. In particular, it’s true for progressives who need to come together in order to realize progress in...
October 28, 2019
Voting Centers in Texas Jails

Voting rights for people awaiting trial in Texas

The history of voter disenfranchisement is as old as voting itself. In medieval Europe, the punishment of “civil death” meant that a person was unable to participate in society in any way, including voting, and sometimes even literally forced to live in...
October 31, 2018
Polls

10 things to know at the polls

Voting is our right, and it’s important to know your rights as a voter so you can advocate for yourself and others at the polls. 1. If the address on your ID does not match the address you’re registered under… The address on your ID does NOT have to match...