Talking to voters about economic security and voter verification

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Talking to voters on propositions on the ballot (source: CBS 4 photo)

Early voting is almost over. We’re taking a deeper look into propositions on Republican and Democratic ballots ahead of Primary Day.

We asked voters on voter verification and economic security.

Proposition 8 on the Republican ballot asks “Texas election officials should heed the directives of the office of the governor to purge illegal voters from the voter rolls and verify that each new registered voter is a US citizen.”

“It should be fair there should be laws that are made so it is fair,” said one voter.

When you vote you’re raising your voice and letting party leaders know what you believe is a priority.

On the Democratic ballot. It asks a question on financial certainty. Asking “should everyone in Texas have the right to economic security, where all workers have earned paid family and sick leave, training to prepare for future economies, and a living wage that respects their hard work?”

CBS 4 spoke to some waiters and waitress throughout the valley about feeling economically secure and they tell us many struggles to make ends meet and feel like they’ll never have economic security.

In Texas, the minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. For tipped employees, it’s $2.13 for the minimum cash wage. Voters have told CBS 4 throughout the week a $15 minimum wage is necessary.

However, business owners in the area tell us it would put a financial burden on them to increase wages for employees. That could potentially put some small local companies out of business.

Early voting ends February 28 and the next election will be the primary day on March 3rd.

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