By Calasia Haynes and Sarah Grace Villarreal for NOWCastSA Immigrants and their advocates have much to be wary of when the Texas Legislature convenes in January, 2019.
Written by Calasia_Haynes on Dec 13 2018 - 8:08pm
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Nov 6 2018 - 8:27am
Bexar County will likely see more voters than ever before turn out for the mid-term election Nov. 6. In just eight months, 35,762 people have registered to vote in the county, bumping the total number of eligible voters to a record 1,109,417 people. For comparison, during the same time frame between the 2016 primary and presidential election, 24,566 people registered to vote in Bexar County for a total of 1,049,089 registered voters.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 22 2018 - 7:53pm
On the first day of early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Texas State Senator José Menéndez (D-26) called on Bexar County to quickly resolve voting issues, and encouraged voters not to give up. During a news conference at Las Palmas Library, an early voting site, Castro and Menéndez said problems on Oct. 22, included outdated voting machines with no paper records, system glitches, incorrect voter information, staffing shortages, long lines and a lack of accommodations for disabled voters.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 12 2015 - 2:33pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge, for the week of October 12 How can we get more people out to vote?
Written by MichaelWhite on Oct 7 2015 - 3:15pm
Cities like San Antonio should consider lowering the voting age to 16 or 17 to increase voter turnout, scholar and civic engagement expert Peter Levine said in an interview with NOWCastSA at the 2015 Civic Engagement Summit at University of Texas at San Antonio. Watch his interview here
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 5 2015 - 7:49pm
Updated: District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg proposed moving San Antonio municipal elections to November, which he said could increase voter turnout by 300 percent or more. Speaking at University of Texas at San Antonio Civic Engagment Summit on Oct. 5, Nirenberg said the move would require a change in the City Charter and state law, and the November date "could have a profound effect on student participation."