Election Update for March 30

We’ve been asked if there is any polling about the government’s response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 with relevance to the general election. It’s probably still too early to tell, and there isn’t much political polling going on (at least that’s publicly...

SD14 Election Set and Other Election News for March 16

SD14 special: Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered a July 14 special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), who is resigning effective April 30. Abbott declined to set the election to coincide with the May 2 uniform election, citing the...

One-vote Margin Flips in HD47 and Other News for March 11

County election officials completed counting any overseas and provisional ballots by today (Wednesday) and uploaded their updated numbers to the Secretary of State. County parties canvass the primary vote tomorrow (Thursday). At that point, the vote totals become...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...

Brief Endorsement News for MLK Day

Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) and runs through Friday for the January 28 special runoff elections for HD28, HD100 and HD148. During the November special election, early voters cast 15.5K ballots in HD28, just over 2K ballots in HD100 and 19.5K ballots in...

Campaign Finance Reports Due and Other News for January 14

Campaign Finance: January semiannual campaign finance reports are due tomorrow (Wednesday) for state officeholders and candidates and, where required, local officials and candidates. We expect these reports will be available online beginning sometime Thursday, and we...

Candidate, Endorsement and Rating News for November 20

Filing for the 2020 election continues through December 9. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 289 candidates have already filed, and likely many more have done so. We are seeing far less information from county...

Candidate, Endorsement and Early Voting News for October 30

Early voting concludes Friday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special elections. Through yesterday (Tuesday), 475K people have voted early statewide, amounting to 3% of registered voters. Turnout exceeds 5% in 32 of the state’s 254 counties to...