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Are Elections Confusing You? Part 3

Which offices are up for election during the primary?

 

In the primary election, both parties are selecting their representative to go to the November General Election.   A point of clarification, many people are confused over this issue and do not vote in the primary.  If a voter votes in the primary, the voter is not obligated to vote one way or another in the General Election.   So go ahead and help select the best candidates to be on the ballot in November.  Another…

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Added by Sonya L. Aston on May 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Are You Confused By Elections? Part 2

Why are the elections so late this year?  This is an excellent question and complicated.  As you recall, the Federal Census Bureau took a census in 2010.  The results of the 2010 census revealed how the population had changed since 2000, basically how many people are now living in the United States and where they are living.  The census also outlines where people of different ethnicity live.  The population in Texas has grown so that Texas is allotted 4 more representatives in the Federal…

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Added by Sonya L. Aston on May 16, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Are You Confused by Elections?

Ever sit around with friends and the topic of elections comes up and you really do not want to admit that you do not know what a primary is? Or understand what the 2010 Census has to do with elections? This series is designed to answer those questions that you were afraid to ask.

How does one get elected? It is different for each state and for each position. For a partisan race, that is a race where a candidate is supported by a political party, the candidate must get the nomination…

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Added by Sonya L. Aston on May 8, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Getting Involved

Saturday, April 21st both the Republican and Democratic parties will hold their Senatorial District Conventions.  Anyone can go as long as they are planning to vote in that party's primary.  You cannot attend one party convention and then vote in a different party primary.   Get to know your candidates, your neighbors and what your party is doing.  The location of the primary can be found on the websites for the Harris County parties.   It will be a great time and a great opportunity to get…

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Added by Sonya L. Aston on April 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

 

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