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Town Square: The Challenges Facing Voters for Election 2020 (August 31, 2020)

Experts discuss concerns about our voting system in the upcoming election.


A voter registration table in Austin.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues.

On the series’ first episode, Ernie is joined by Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins and Pamela Dora-Thomas, Project Manager of the Voter Registration Department (Outreach Section) with the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office. They discuss the challenges facing Texas voters in the upcoming election, and how voters can register, apply for a mail-in ballot, and vote safely.

Then, Ernie is joined by Joaquin Gonzales, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, to talk about voter suppression in Texas and what to expect come election time.

And finally, News 88.7 reporter Matt Harab reports on the plan to mobilize the Toyota Center as a social-distanced voting site.


This article is part of the podcast Town Square with Ernie Manouse

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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