AUSTIN, Texas — Texas continues to lag when it comes to voter turnout.
With the midterms fewer than two months away and early voting starting even sooner, voting advocates say it's time to pay attention.
In a fun, simple and creative way, a new organization in Austin is helping voters understand local and state politics.
The group, A Functional Democracy, uses this hand-drawn workbook to break down local government to people.
In the 2014 election, only about 34 percent of registered voters turned out to the polls.
Jordan Shade, a co-founder of A Functional Democracy says it's her teams mission to let people know that elected officials are accessible people, and that their vote actually does matter.
"The idea is find out who these people are that who represent you and talk to them directly. You can do that, you can influence the decision they're making that are going to affect your everyday," Shade said.
Early voting begins on Oct. 22 and Election Day is Nov. 6.