BikeTexas urges all Texans to go to the polls, either in early voting (Oct 22-Nov 2) or on Election Day (Nov 6). We also want to remind all Texans that some items on the ballot appear on later pages of the electronic tablet. Selecting a straight party ticket does not fill in a choice for non-partisan elections or initiatives; a voter must still make a selection for those types of races. For example, city elections, local propositions, and state constitutional amendments appear farther down on the ballot and are often missed by voters.
Two Texas cities, Houston and Austin, have initiatives on the ballot that BikeTexas encourages residents to vote for. BikeTexas supports Houston’s Proposition B to create linear parks and green spaces throughout the city. These green spaces will supplement the existing bicycle network and make traveling by bicycle easier and more pleasant in Houston. BikeTexas supports Austin’s Propositions 12 through 18 to improve public spaces, transportation, and housing in the city.
Does your community have an initiative for bicycle facilities or trails on the ballot? Please let us know!
Vote in this general election and let your voice be heard. Make sure that your voice is heard on all items on the ballot!