Eckhardt Still Under 50% and Other News for July 17

SD14 special: Travis Co. officials counted an additional 1,308 absentee ballots. About 1K provisional ballots await further action by the people who voted them. Former Travis Co. Judge Sarah Eckhardt (D) inched closer to a majority vote but remains below 50%. She is a...

Mail Ballots May Delay Election Night Results

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day for primary runoffs and special elections ordered for July 14. Our live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. CDT, when the polls close in all but El Paso and Hudspeth Cos. While we do not expect it to be as late of a night as the primary...

Endorsement, Ad and Appeal News for June 16

SD14 special: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin). His campaign released a new ad criticizing former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for resigning her office to seek the seat. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek posted a screen...

Pandemic Voting Guidelines Issued and Other News for May 26

The Secretary of State released guidance for in-person voting (PDF) for the July 14 runoff election. The “minimum recommended health protocols for all voters” directs voters, “to the extent feasible” to maintain social distancing, bring their own hand sanitizer,...