Who’s minding the kids while Mom and Dad are Caucusing Late Into the Night?
Parents who have young children have problems attending caucuses. In 2008, election day was the day before Texas schoolchildren had to take the TAKS test, so many parents had to get their kids home to get a good night’s sleep. Lower-income parents were even more disadvantages because in order to attend the caucuses for several hours, they might have needed to pay a babysitter. Anyone who has children knows how difficult it can be sometimes to arrange for a babysitter.
Of course, these problems with child care responsibilities preventing voters from attending the caucuses are even more pronounced for single moms and single dads who have primary responsibility for child care.