Did you vote for a president in the last election back in November? Maybe not, because in the Lone Star State, that is hard to do.
How do we get more of us to vote? As usual, I have a solution, but first, not to get bogged down in figures, on our last Election Day, there were 29.8 million Texans. (I’m rounding these numbers, obviously.) Of these, 21.6 million were of voting age, and almost 17 million were registered voters, or 78 percent. But millions of these eligible voters stayed home or couldn’t find their county’s single ballot box. The state’s turnout was only 11.3 million. So two- thirds of registered voters voted, but only a little more than half (52.39 percent) of those who were of voting age actually cast a ballot.