Go to the Harris County Clerk’s website, www.harrisvotes.com
Click on “Election Archives” under “Election Results,” and notice that there are “Cumulative” and “Canvass” reports for the most recent (March 3, 2020) Republican and Democratic Primary Elections. The cumulative report tells what happened in Harris County as a whole in each primary. The Canvas report give individual results for each voting precinct – which is a specific neighborhood.
Write a 2 – 5 page essay about voter turnout in the two March 2020 primary elections in Harris County, and in your voting precinct. If you don’t know your voting precinct, look on your voter registration card, or click HERE (Links to an external site.) https://harrisvotes.org/ and enter your street address. If you don’t live in Harris County, use a friend’s address (USE ADDRESS BELOW). Make sure you give specific turnout numbers and percentages for each primary the county as a whole, and for your precinct. Discuss what you found. How does your neighborhood compare to the county in terms of turnout in each primary? Is your neighborhood more Democratic or more Republican than the county as a whole? Why do you think that is? Finally, do you think we should do anything as a society to increase voter turnout, and – if so, what?
Use this address:
11100 Louetta Road
Houston Texas, 77070