Election day is here! Every cycle I am surprised how many people don’t know they can legally vote twice on election day.
3 Steps to Become a Voting Ninja
Step #1 – Vote in the Primary Election
Democrat or Republican. You can vote early or on Election Day. But you must vote in the primary to be eligible to attend your precinct convention. This is your opportunity to support pro-life candidates!
Step #2 – Attend your Precinct Convention
Your precinct convention is usually at your neighborhood polling place. You can pass pro-life resolutions and get yourself elected as a delegate to your party’s county/district convention.
Step #3 – Vote on resolutions and delegates.
What is a Precinct Convention?
It’s a small meeting of voters from your neighborhood. If you voted in either party’s Primary, you can attend.
Voters at the convention will do two things:
- Choose delegates to go to your party’s county/district convention on Saturday, March 20. This is extremely important; that’s where county platforms are passed and delegates are elected to the state conventions in June.
- Pass “resolutions” stating what your party (Democrat or Republican) should stand for.
When & Where is it held?
The Precinct Convention will be held on March 2 at 8:00 p.m. (usually) at your neighborhood polling location. For the precise place and time, look for a sign when you vote or ask the election judge.
Who comes to precinct conventions?
Regular people just like you who want to make a difference. You don’t have to be experienced to attend.
Why attend a precinct convention?
It is the only way we keep the Republican Party pro-life.
Every two years the parties re-decide where they stand on the issues. If you ever want to see change it starts in your life and in your neighborhood.
Precinct Convention resources:
- Texas Alliance for Life Precinct Convention Guide (resourced for this post)
- Texas Home School Coalition Precinct Convention Guide
- Overview of the process from the Dallas Morning News
- Video of a sample precinct convention.
These are good resolutions to present if you are just getting started. You can also modify them for an issue you are passionate about. Make sure to bring 5 copies.
- Parental Rights Act (Pro-Homeschooling)
- Daytime Curfew (Pro-Homeschooling)
- Cut tax funding from Planned Parenthood (Pro-Life)
- Texas Sovereignty (Pro-Liberty)
- Ending Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying (Pro-Liberty)
If you don’t know who to vote for feel free to check out my voter’s guide.