Houston’s Diversity is an Asset in Increasing Voter Accessibility

The path to the ballot box isn’t the same for all voters. Many encounter barriers and detours that make casting their ballots difficult, if not impossible. It’s a plight that diminishes the strength of our community and our representative democracy. Houston’s diversity is a powerful asset in bridging these barriers. As the most diverse city in the U.S., this region could be a leader in accessible voting practices. Our community’s wealth of perspectives can produce solutions creative enough for the toughest of problems. However, making voices heard entails another set of challenges.