Voter Registration Deadline Approaching, New Fact Sheet to Share with Candidates!
(Editor’s note: Last week this Inside Line was delivered with a fact sheet that featured the incorrect use of a term. This fact sheet has been corrected, and you may download it below.) As the November General Election draws nearer, members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) are making plans now to get to […]
Primary Runoff Elections Early Voting Starts Today!
Today, May 16, marks day one of early voting for the Texas Primary Runoff Elections! Many elections in Texas, particularly for seats in the Texas Senate and House, are decided during the Primary Election and not during the November General Election. ATTENTION TRTA MEMBERS IN DISTRICTS WITH A RUNOFF: The power is in your hands! […]
Primary Runoff Elections Coming Soon!
Thousands of voters turned out for the Texas Primary Election on Super Tuesday. According to the Texas Tribune, “more than 4.2 million Texans turned out to vote in the Republican and Democratic primary presidential elections, about 30 percent of registered voters.” We know that many of our members and their fellow retirees were a part […]
MEMBER ALERT: Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Texas!
Tuesday, March 1 is Super Tuesday in Texas, and thousands of registered voters in Texas still have not voted in the Primary Election! According to the Texas Tribune, “over the 11-day early voting period, a total of 1,107,607 voters, making up 12.08 percent of registered voters, cast ballots in the 15 counties with the highest […]
Thanks for Voting! What’s Next for TRTA Members?
Yesterday, thousands of voters turned out for the Texas Primary Election on Super Tuesday. According to the Texas Tribune, “more than 4.2 million Texans turned out to vote in the Republican and Democratic primary presidential elections, about 30 percent of registered voters.” We know that many of our members and their fellow retirees are a […]
Push to the Polls: Primary Season Begins
The NFL Super Bowl may occur on the first Sunday of each February, but for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), our Super Bowl occurs every other year in mid-February. We are, of course, referring to the Texas Primary Elections! Early voting began today, and the stakes couldn’t be higher! TRS-Care, the health care program […]
Push to the Polls: Early Voting Down From 2008
According to the Houston Chronicle (subscription only article), early voting has decreased from the 2008 primary elections. The 2008 elections held a particular significance, as they were the last open-seat presidential election year. During the first six days of the 2016 Texas primary elections, 336,982 votes were cast between the Republican and Democratic parties. Comparatively, […]
New TRTATV Episode: Texas Primary Elections, Part Two
Early voting for the Texas primaries begins on February 16. For weeks, we’ve been reporting on the importance of these elections, and how your vote in them has a greater impact than in the general election! Often, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) receives the question of which candidates we support. Unlike a Political Action […]
New TRTATV Episode: Primaries Upcoming
Texas primary elections are right around the corner. If you’ve been following the Inside Line, you know just how important these elections are to the well-being of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). If historical trends hold, only about eight races will be contested by the time the Texas general election rolls around in […]
TRTA Voter Health Series Recap
Last week, the Texas Retired Teachers Association shared its “Good Voter Health” series. The series covered a variety of topics concerning election activity during the upcoming Texas primaries. As we head into the primary election season, it is important for our members to be informed and active. Day 1: Are You Registered to Vote? Day […]