As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, early voting for the Texas Primary Election began Monday, February 14 and ends this Friday, February 25.
Members, if you have not voted yet, please consider visiting the polls early! Lines may be long on Primary Election Day, which is Tuesday, March 1.
Far fewer voters make it to the polls during a Primary Election than during the November General Election. Turnout so far in the Republican Primary is only at 2.7% of all registered voters in the state, while turnout in the Democratic Primary is at 1.7%. There are over 1.5 million retirees and active educators! In many cases in Texas, the Primary Election determines who wins the General Election. Now is a great time to supercharge your voting power and encourage all the educators you know to do the same!
Numbers really matter in a Primary Election and can make all the difference when choosing candidates who support issues that have an impact on Texas public education retirees and pre-retirees. The road to influencing future policy outcomes starts NOW, well ahead of the 2023 Legislative Session!
Be sure to grab some family members, friends, and neighbors to go with you as you head to the polls to cast your very important vote!
Stay tuned to the Inside Line as we continue with a series of articles to help members prepare for Primary Election 2022.
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