City Council, District 3
After reaching out to seniors to see what other suggestions they may have (i have no feedback on this particular matter, yet), I’d suggest, again using a service navigation support line to support and guide seniors through issues like:
- voter registration
- identifying districts/precincts/polling places
- assistance in early/absentee voting/ID verification or other polling documents
- coordination with polling places to ensure comfortable and accessible facilities for seniors in the event of long wait times
- transportation support (e.g. free/low cost rides to vote)
Most of these services already exist, but it’s the human-centered (what works best for seniors?) coordination of them that might require a small investment that could have dramatically high yield in improving quality of life and social and civic engagement in the promise of Austin that we all deserve.