Abbott Extends Early Voting and Other News for May 11

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the July 14 runoffs by one week. Early voting will begin June 29 (instead of July 6) and conclude July 10. In his proclamation, Abbott said it was necessary so that “election officials can implement appropriate...

Texas Election News for Iowa Caucus Day

The first votes of the 2020 presidential campaign have now been cast by Iowans attending caucus meetings. Some Texans may have already cast votes by mail, but the first in-person votes will be cast on February 18, two weeks from tomorrow (Tuesday). HD26 open: Rep....

Voter Registrations Top 16M and Other News for January 21

More than 16.1M Texans are registered to vote – the largest number in state history – according to new voter registration numbers released by the Secretary of State’s office. Since January 2016, the number of registered voters has grown by 14%, significantly higher...

Early Voting Poised to Begin in Special Runoff Elections

An abbreviated early voting begins Tuesday and runs through Friday for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special runoff elections. January 28 is Election Day. In HD28, Republican Gary Gates faces Democrat Eliz Markowitz for a Fort Bend Co. seat that has gone from 14 points...

Brief Election News for January 12

Wednesday is the deadline for state and local (where required) candidates and officeholders to file their January semiannual campaign finance reports. They typically become available online during the next day. HD28 special: The Gary Gates (R) campaign released a new...

Ad, Endorsement and Early Voting News for January 7

Our Crib Sheets have been updated to show the complete list of Libertarian candidates, which we received today (Tuesday). We are still seeking the Green Party’s roster of candidates and the list of candidates who filed declarations of intent to run as independents...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...