According to the Texas Secretary of State, Texas principals are falling down on the job in terms of serving as deputy voter registrars. State law requires principals--REQUIRES--to distribute voter registration applications to students who will be 18 years old by Election Day. Our Secretary of State reports that this duty seems to be neglected.
Voting is a civic responsibility. This is something we should be teaching about. We should try to instill excitement in young people in having a voice in our government.
When I was young, the voting age was 21. It just so happened that the City of Austin had a mayoral and city council election on my 21st birthday. I still remember going to the polls that day. The election clerk stared for a while at my voter registration card and drivers license, and then said: "Happy Birthday."
Election Day (the primary) is March 6. We will be electing a governor, a lieutenant governor, a U.S. Senator and representatives at the state and local level. Let's see if we can get all those newly eligible voters to the polls.
DAWG BONE: VOTING IS A RIGHT AND A RESPONSIBILITY. LET'S ENCOURAGE IT.
Tomorrow: I’ll be at Region 17 for the Back to School program. Hello Lubbock! And the Dawg discusses behavior inappropriate in a school setting