Early voting begins in only 11 days, and Election day is in t-minus 26 days. It’s time for each of us to play our part in making a better tomorrow.
Voting in the midterm elections is just as crucial as voting during Presidential elections. Positions like District Attorney, County Judge or Attorney General all have major impacts on your daily life as a Texan.These lesser known offices affect a broad range of topics including criminal justice, healthcare, education, and social justice, as well as funding services that benefit your community.
In an effort to fill in any gaps in voter knowledge, we’ve compiled a short list that sums up the responsibilities of various offices. This list is not comprehensive but it is certainly a good starting place, and we encourage all voters to do further research! Vote411.org is a fantastic resource for anyone looking for more information about what to expect on the upcoming ballot.
No matter what issues matter to you, be it statewide topics—like new state laws, standards for all Texas public schools, and regulation of the agricultural and energy industries—or local issues—like city ordinances, community resources funded by local tax dollars, and the kinds of crimes prosecuted in your community—voting in the races listed above is a great way to make change in the ways that matter the most to you. Understanding the duties of each elected office can seem overwhelming and research intensive, but having a basic understanding of each office will help you to make a more informed vote about who you want to represent you!
We hope this information is helpful and makes the process just a little simpler. Happy voting Texans!