Many Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) members are going to the polls to participate in early voting in the Primary Election.

Remember that in Texas, you can make your vote count the most by voting in the Primary of your choice! Most elections in Texas are decided during the Primary Election, not during the General Election in November!

Please visit this link to help you pick a primary based on where your vote has the most power.

Early voting continues this week and ends on Friday, March 2. TRTA strongly encourages retired educators to vote early, avoid long lines and to take your friends and family with you. GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY!

Why You Should Vote in the Primary Election

  • The Texas Legislature makes all critical decisions about your retirement security and health care benefits.
  • More than 90 percent of state legislators are elected during the Primary Election because of the way districts are drawn to favor a political party. The General Election is non-competitive in all but a handful of districts.
  • Early voting allows you to go to a central location in your county and skip the wait at your precinct location on Election Day.
  • Find your polling place in your local newspaper, or your county website, visit www.votetexas.gov, or visit the Secretary of State website.
  • Most importantly, you can brag about doing your civic duty and encourage others to follow your lead. You can even go on the TRTA Facebook page, Twitter account or another social media site of your choice and post your picture showing your “I voted early!” sticker so that other educators can see it and get the message that voting is vital!

Need Help Choosing a Candidate? Here Are Some Resources That May Help You!

  • Talk to your TRTA local leaders and legislative chairs and find out how your colleagues are voting based on TRTA issues.
  • Get on social media and search for education pages, such as TRTA’s Facebook page, to see what educators are saying about this election.
  • Visit www.vote411.org, the League of Women Voters website that provides a sample ballot based on your address.
  • Visit www.texastribune.org for great articles about every possible political issue in the state of Texas.
  • Visit www.Txparentpac.com, a pro-public education group that endorses candidates based on their views on public education.
  • Visit www.teachthevote.org, a non-endorsing website that researches candidates based on public education issues.