The Election Of The Texas Primary Election Essays

770 Words Feb 15th, 2016 4 Pages
The Texas Primary Election is officially less than two weeks away. Now is a crucial time for SFA students to get informed about this year’s presidential candidates and their plans for office.

“The best way to get the government to respond to your concerns is to be involved in the voting process,” said Dr. Steven Galatas, SFA professor and political scientist. “Know who the candidates are and what they stand for.”

The Texas Primary Election allows Texas residents to nominate whom they wish to see as a primary candidate for the presidential election.

The voting in this year’s primary will be determined by indirect ballot. This means the voting ballot will contain the names of delegates in a party rather than the direct names of the presidential candidates.

“We are being asked to help the prospective political parties choose their candidate for the presidency, but it’s indirect. You have to pick a political party,” said Galatas about the primary process.

Because the ballot does not list specific candidates, it is important that those intending to vote know which party they identify with before arriving on Tuesday, March 1 to vote.

Another key factor in the voting process is to be sure you have met all the voting qualifications.

On voting day, those seeking to vote must present one of the seven forms of accepted identification in order to participate.

Texas polling locations accept the following as valid forms of identification: Texas driver’s licenses, election…

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