One of the things that we’ve noticed over the years is that it is very difficult to find information on candidates in the party primaries. Given that primaries are the mechanism used to place candidates on the ballot in the General Election and that few voters participate in the primaries, the lack of information sometimes leads to poor choices.
In an effort to help voters find information on candidates, we decided to set up a series of comparison pages for all Harris County Republican Party contested primary races and perhaps a few Harris County Democratic Party contested races.
Here is the link to the overview page: 2018 Harris County Primary (it’s also on the menu above).
Note that these pages are intended to be information only and will not have editorial content on them. Also they can be considered a draft of sorts at this point and may change if we receive better ideas. For now the pages will only include races that are on the ballot in Harris County.
In the HCRP, the ‘slates’ are a critical component of the process, so we’ve added a section at the bottom to let voters see which candidates are receiving the endorsement of the various slates. We started with a few of the more well known slates and we will include more as we move forward and get suggestions from readers.
With the filing deadline less than a week away, we expect that there will be changes, additions and deletions to the various races but we wanted to get this out now to get a jump start on the process.