Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why an Election on November 3?

If you have heard there is early voting going on and wondered why, I can tell you that it is because there are 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot for a November 3 vote.

I care about one in particular: Proposition 4 is intended to help create more tier one universities in Texas.

I explained back in September why I believe we need more tier one universities. I encourage you to vote for Proposition 4.

You can go to the website of the Texas Secretary of State and (1) see a sample ballot, (2) read "Explanatory Statements" (the propositions in simpler English), and (3) read an analysis of the propositions. The analysis is nicely done and is in a PDF document you can download and read at your leisure.

Where do you go to vote? The website for Collin County Elections has the info you need. The locations and times are available online. It looks like a very convenient time is Saturday: 7am to 7pm.

Here is a link to an article about Proposition 4 for all you Texas Tech fans.

Please support higher education in Texas. We truly need more tier one universities.

Robert Canright