Create a chart that tracks voter turnout for each of the November (general) elections from 2001-2019** (these will be marked as either “General, November (Gubernatorial),” “Special, November (Constitutional),” or “General, November (Presidential).”
Discuss these results, considering the following:
Compare and contrast the turnout rates between election types.
What do your findings say about the participation rates in Constitutional Amendment elections?
Who is likely to benefit from this method of amendment, and who is likely to be disadvantaged?
Do you think this is an adequate method of changing a constitution? Why or why not?
Assume you are a member of the Texas Legislature: what recommendations would you make to increase the visibility of and participation in these elections?