INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT
Small, but positive, gains in municipal voter turnout are encouraging against one of the most difficult-to-shift numbers in a community. In fact, we are on track to achieve our 2020 goal, nearly doubling turnout between 2013 and 2015, albeit to only 12.43%. To be clear, municipal elections included are general elections. Special, run-off, etc. are not included in this measure. It is worth noting that early voter turnout in Bexar County during the 2016 national election broke a record from 2008 and turnout overall was just over 57%. The momentum from our national election could carry us beyond our 2020 goal in the municipal election in May 2017.
Call to Action:
- Check to see if you're registered to vote in Bexar County.
- Register to vote.
- Vote and encourage others to vote and become involved in government.
- Get involved in the political process. Get to know your local and state representatives: State Representatives, City Council Representatives, and Bexar County Commissioners.
- Attend City Council meetings, other community meetings, and Town Halls. Ask questions and make suggestions to our leaders for the benefit of our communities.
- Participate in the election process.
- Use Citizens to be Heard at the City and County meetings in a way that helps communicate issues to the elected members.
- Read the newspaper and/or tune into/read local news sources to stay informed about civic issues.
Updated December 2016