Civic engagement plays a vital role in community health and well-being. In order to effect systemic change to improve the mental health and well-being of people across Texas, communities must foster and support everyone’s efforts to involve themselves in policy decision-making.
Especially at a time like now, when people are stressed and uncertainty about the future is at an all-time high, it is vital that people not take for granted the decision-making power that still rests in their hands. Voting is the essence of this power. With the mounting evidence that public health is tied to the health of our democracy, turning out to vote is the first step toward ensuring a healthier, more just tomorrow.
VoteTexas.gov is a comprehensive voter assistance tool created by the Texas Secretary of State. Use this website to keep track of important dates and deadlines, request an absentee ballot, find your polling place, learn what’s on the ballot and more. The League of Woman Voters also puts out a voter guide you can use to learn where candidates stand on the issues you care about.
Early voting in Texas starts October 13 and ends on October 30. This election promises to be challenging and many are feeling overwhelmed. At the same time, people’s urgent desire to use their power for the sake of their own well-being and that of others has never been greater. Go to VoteTexas.gov and find out what you need to know to make a difference on November 3.