Campaign launched to educate voters
— reported by Houston Community Newspapers
In an effort to educate voters in Texas about their right and responsibility to vote, Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams has launched a new campaign, VOTEXAS, to prove to Texas voters that the voting process is now “easier, faster and more secure.”
The Help America Vote Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in 2002 demands that all 50 U.S. states improve election-related standards, and provides funding for these improvements.
For the last presidential election, 49.65 percent of Pasadena was represented at the polls, as opposed to 58.03 percent of voters countywide. This seven-point drop in percentage is considered unusual by the Harris County Clerks office.