Young People Vote in League of Women Voters’ Mock Texas Animal Election
What candidate do you think should be named “Best Texas Animal”? Young people had the opportunity to participate in the League of Women Voters of South Central Texas’ “Best Texas Animal” election at the July 11 Bridge Meet & Greet Community Festival at the KC Hall in Schulenburg. All were enthusiastic voters, reviewing the qualifications of the four candidates – the longhorn, deer, jackrabbit, and armadillo – before indicating their choice on a ballot and dropping it into the ballot box. After casting their ballot, they received an “I voted” sticker and a special treat. The race was close, with the deer edging out the longhorn by just a few votes!
The League of Women Voters of South Central Texas is a volunteer-led nonpartisan nonprofit organization serving Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, and Lavaca County. The South Central League is one of 35 local Leagues in Texas and is part of the 102-year-old League of Women Voters network of organizations in the United States. It works toward a vision of a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate. Helping to educate young people about the importance of voting is closely aligned with its mission of empowering voters and defending democracy.