Early Voting and Special Election News for April 22

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the third day of early voting, just over 11K people have voted in the CD6 special election, corresponding to roughly 2.4% of registered voters...

Ellzey Targeted by Cruz as Early Voting Continues

Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27. CD6 special: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has not endorsed a candidate to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington), but he has come out against Rep. Jake Ellzey...

Electors Vote for Trump and Other News for December 14

The 38 Texas presidential electors cast their ballots for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Trump won the state’s electoral votes by defeating President-elect Joe Biden, 52%-46%, in the general election. By a 34-4 vote, the electors passed a resolution...

Vela Out of SD14 Race and Other Brief News for March 17

SD14 special: Attorney Chito Vela III announced he would not seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Auston) and would instead run for Austin council if council member Greg Casar vacates his seat to run for SD14. Casar would automatically resign from the...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for November 12

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 141 candidates have already filed. HD51: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he would seek re-election to a 10th term. HD74 open:...

By the Numbers: Local Election Turnout

9% Average turnout since 1999 in Dallas Co. for an odd-year May election for which the mayor of Dallas is on the ballot. Voter turnout in Texas is low, compared to other states, even under the best of circumstances. About 53% of registered voters cast ballots in the...