The Texas Tribune today reported that participation in early voting has doubled this year over 2006 figures. In Hidalgo County, the numbers are even higher:
While early turnout in this non-presidential year won’t compare to the supercharged numbers posted in 2008, the increase this time is particularly striking in Hidalgo County, where raw turnout is up 236 percent from the first few days of early voting in 2006; in Harris County, where the first three days of early voting was more than 200 percent higher; and in Fort Bend County, where it was up 170 percent.
This shows that Valley families are excited to go out and exercise their right to vote, despite the failure of the Obama Administration to deliver on immigration reform. Valley families are voting their voice on a variety of issues at the local, state and federal level. We are voting for more affordable health care, better schools, and better communities.
We are going into the early vote strong, and with the Mi Voto = Mi Voz Marchas para Votar, we’ll make sure we continue this trend all the way up until November 2nd.