Empowering Voters Project

The Empowering Voters Project strives to ensure that all voters in San Antonio know their rights and responsibilities on Election Day and go to the polls informed and empowered. The Project focuses on those constituencies that are underrepresented in the electoral process.

 Project Goals

  • Provide accurate and reliable information about voting
  • Address low participation rates in specific communities
  • Ensure that voting is equally accessible
  • Boost voter confidence in electoral system and elected officials

Project Plan

Voting and Election Aids

  • Voters’ Bill of Rights in English and Spanish
  • Voters’ Bill of Responsibilities in English and Spanish
  • Pamphlet on Frequently Asked Questions about voting and elections in Bexar County
  • Pamphlets and presentation on Why Vote - Importance of Voting
  • Comprehensive, nonpartisan Texas-specific voting website - Vote411.org
  • Distribution of theVoters Guide including to underrepresented populations
  • Email reminder service for voter registration deadlines and election dates
  • Voter turnout statistics: Texas compared to other states in the US

Community Outreach

  • Focus groups to identify voting problems and possible solutions in underrepresented communities
  • Forums on issues that affect underrepresented constituencies
  • Tool kit for civic participation and voting aimed at young voters
  • Workshops on running for elected office
  • Training of independent, nonpartisan moderators for candidate debates

Honorary Committee

The Empowering Voters Project Honorary Committee have graciously lent their support and counsel to this endeavor.


 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • evaluation of election turnout data for the San Antonio area 
  • outreach to neighborhood organizations
  • graphic design and creation of digital and print materials for specific voting information, e.g. voting by mail
  • translation and  proofreading of copy
  • planning of educational campaigns

 

 

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San Antonio, TX 78205 
(210) 657-2206
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