There are more than one million new registered voters in Bexar County ahead of the midterm elections, the fourth highest number in the state. While low voter turnout remains a challenge in Bexar County, your Chamber has been working hard to get residents – young and old – registered to vote and educated about what is on the November 6 ballot.
Your Chamber is on a mission to engage, inform, and increase voter participation. Over the past few months, members of the Chamber team have been registering new voters all around the community. Last week, Chamber staff attended Northside Independent School District’s Communications Arts High School to register seniors who were eager to register to vote for the first time. Next week, we will be heading to Alamo Heights High School to educate seniors on the candidates, available resources, and Propositions A, B and C.
Participating in politics is a hard-won right in our nation, but many would argue that it is not being exercised enough. And in today’s tech-savvy world, you can no longer use the excuse of not knowing enough about the candidates. In an era in which Twitter is the preferred means of communication for the President of the United States, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat have become as crucial as the candidates’ own websites for disseminating information about relevant issues. And, your Chamber uses technology too. We recently launched yourvotesa.com, which has information on the candidates running in the upcoming election, FAQs, a sample ballot and many other great resources. We will also be putting out valuable information leading up to Election Day.
For more information about having the Chamber team come out to your organization, contact Stephanie Reyes, Vice President of Public Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.