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.