Organizations behind the San Marcos marijuana decriminalization effort are hosting the “Get out the vote” event.

The organizations have been joined by numerous local candidates on Texas State University campuses as their focus is on getting college students to vote.

SAN MARCOS, Texas – On Monday afternoon Mano Amiga action and Texas floor game launched their “get out the vote” campaign for the City of San Marcos’ Proposition A, the voting measure that would decriminalize marijuana.

The organizations have been joined by numerous local candidates on Texas State University campuses as their focus is on getting college students to vote.

In June, the groups announced they had collected enough signatures to secure a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana across the city of San Marcos. In July, these signatures were certified by the city clerk and are now also certified by the city council.

Organizers said they individually verified more than 4,600 unique signatures. According to City Charter, only 4,182 are required, which is 10% of registered voters in San Marcos.

The coalition said although more than 11,000 signatures were collected from residents, only 4,667 of their voter registrations are current. The groups said they are now working to help any petition signer not registered in San Marcos update their registration and direct the process to do so.

“Access to information is a serious barrier when it comes to civic engagement,” said Sam Benavides, communications director at Mano Amiga. “We found that we had an extremely low verification rate during the signature collection phase of this campaign. So many people don’t realize that they need to update their voter registration every time they move, even if they continue to live in the same city. And it is common for students to change apartments every year.”

The group distributed literature, yard signs, stickers and rally signs to those supporting the election effort.

“This campaign provides a wonderful opportunity to register thousands of new voters and, more importantly, to persuade those new voters to vote in November,” said Mike Siegel, political director of Ground Game Texas. “San Marcos might surprise a lot of people if it turns out a record number of students pass Prop. A and decriminalize weed.”

according to a Community Impact reportthe current wording of the measure calls for the abolition of enforcement for those found in possession of 4 ounces or less of marijuana.

A similar voting initiative was also recently successful in Austin, where voters cast their ballots to see her through. The Austin Initiative also banned the use of no-knock warrants.

Ground Game Texas is also working on another marijuana ballot in Killeen.

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https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/vote-texas/san-marcos-marijuana-decriminalization-get-out-the-vote/269-8b4ebd29-bc1d-4c93-a0f0-2610182bfd67 Organizations behind the San Marcos marijuana decriminalization effort are hosting the “Get out the vote” event.

Laura Coffey

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