Make A Plan And Vote
Texas voters did not have enough information on what the ID rules were when it came time to vote in 2016.
By now, you know that the 2016 election was a public education failure for Texas with regards to then fresh changes to our voter ID law.
A failure to educate voters on the updates and even to properly update training for election administrators led to total confusion in some counties.
To get some perspective: Texas had a public education campaign set aside for this voter ID law of around $2 - $2.5 million. That's one fifth of what a similar bill in Missouri set aside and Missouri has around 20 million fewer people.
Even with Texas's mixed education campaign of TV, radio and online ads, Texas voters did not have enough information on what the ID rules were when it came time to vote in 2016.
Knowledge is power.
TPAN advocates often say that it's on us, the voters, to be the people's public education campaign for voter rights in this state. While voter rights leaders and Texas VDRs do so much already, talking to our friends, family and communities to make sure they have a voting plan in place BEFORE Election Day is crucial to boosting someone's likelihood to vote. It’s something all of us can do.
Don't wait until November. Start these conversations now. Build it from the ground up. #takebackthevote
LIVE IN TEXAS AND NEED HELP GETTING NECESSARY ID TO VOTE?