I know, it's best practice to avoid talking about politics and religion. I don't share my personal views, however it's useful to understand the 55+ demographic is a high turnout population. When we're helping clients seeking the best retirement location for their needs it can be challenging during a major election season.
Sun City, TX has dozens of chartered clubs and interest groups. Two political interest groups are active with the forthcoming presidential election November 8. Both Sun City Democrats and Republican Club of Sun City. Meetings are accessible by golf cart, on foot or by car at one of the amenity centers, or in the main ballroom. Both support local, state and federal candidates on the ballot, and cooperate with Williamson County larger political interest groups. Yard signs are sprouting this week.
Sun City, TX elects a seat on Georgetown, TX city council, so I asked Sun City resident, and council member, Steve Fought about voter turnout.
Councilman Fought replied, "The last time I talked with some of the precinct chairs there was about a 40% registration rate -- and I'm not sure whether to believe that or not as it sounds way too low from my experience. As far as impact, well each of the 7 districts has about 7,500 - 8,000 people. But, the districts where Sun City is represented are all of voting age (well, nearly all), but not all are registered in Texas....I think the bottom line is that because all of us are of voting age, we are likely to have a significant impact -- if we turn out to vote. "
Registration to vote in the presidential election in Texas ends October 11. Information about all states and territories is here.
Until November, I'll listen to clients' political views respectfully, return the conversation to our real estate business, and make my choices at the polls, in the privacy of the voting booth.