AUSTIN - The outcome of the 2012 General Election has the potential to determine the future for many Texans. The League of Women Voters of Texas encourages all registered voters to take control by exercising the right to vote in the General Election on Nov. 6.
"With important races on the ballot that are still very close, the General Election undoubtedly will decide the future of Texas," says Linda Krefting, President of LWV-TX. "LWV-TX urges all registered voters who have not already voted to cast their ballot on Election Day, Nov. 6."
Races include U.S. President, U.S. Senator, all Congressional districts, all Texas legislative districts, all State Board of Education districts, state and regional judicial positions, and county officials. On Election Day, Nov. 6, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In most locations, voters must go the polling location for their precinct to cast a ballot, but some areas will use countywide Vote Centers.
"From public education to jobs and health care, the issues at stake are too important to let just a few voters decide for everyone," Krefting continues. "All registered voters have a stake and need to participate in the election. First, vote yourself, and then encourage others to vote through conversation, email, texts, and social media."
To help voters cast informed ballots, VOTE411 (www.vote411.org) provides nonpartisan candidate information for contested races. The "Build Your Ballot" application helps voters identify races specific to their address. Links to VOTE411.org, nonpartisan LWV-TX Voters Guides in English and Spanish, and other helpful voting information as well as to Texas local Leagues and local Voters Guides are available on the LWV-TX website, www.lwvtexas.org.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization of women and men, has been educating and agitating for informed participation in government for more than 90 years and believes no form of participation is more important than voting!