November Election Approaching: Voters Urged To Head Out To Polls
The November elections are right around the corner.
But will Laredoans head to the polls this time?
The election spirit is easy to spot anywhere in Laredo.
At every corner and on every fence.
And this woman down the road in El Cenizo takes voting very seriously.
Her town is also covered in political signs.
“The difference here. Voter turnout.”
The last El Cenizo city election drew just over half of all of the towns registered voters.
Here in Laredo, slightly over 20 percent of registered voters actually cast their ballots in this years primaries.
Yes, El Cenizo is a small town, but the enthusiasm for voting here is what party leaders hope to duplicate in Laredo.
“We should be topping well over 50 we should be in 70, 80 percentile.”
“The Hispanic population is becoming quickly a majority and Texas will be or can be swing state in the very near future.”
Some people never pass up a chance to vote saying their voice makes a difference.
“Yes everybody. If not they complain that why is that person there and they don’t vote then they can’t complain.”
But other Laredoans admit they have lost faith in government.
Like this man who says he's been unemployed for a year. And his situation has him debating if it's even worth voting or not.
Local party leaders say it's time to change that mentality.
“I’d like to get the attention of all state officials that our citizens go out and vote that our citizens care of what they’re doing and they show it by going to the polls.”