Koop, Workman Get Challengers and Other Election News

SD10: Burleson real estate developer and Burleson ISD trustee Beverly Powell announced she would challenge Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville) as a Democrat. She also formally established a campaign committee. We previously reported that Powell established an ActBlue...

Election News for May 29

Early Voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) for the June 10 runoff elections in most jurisdictions holding them and runs through June 6. San Antonio: The San Antonio Express-News endorsed incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in her runoff against council member Ron Nirenberg....

Final Fate of Election Issues as Legislative Session Ends

This post had been updated to reflect Gov. Abbott’s subsequent actions on these bills. The 85th Legislature, Regular Session has adjourned sine die. While there are rumors of a special session in the air, one is not likely to include election-related issues....

Election News for May 21

Early Voting begins tomorrow (Monday) in jurisdictions holding June 3 runoff elections. Most cities and other local jurisdictions have set June 10 runoffs, so early voting in those jurisdictions begins a week later. Voter ID: The House set Senate Bill 5, the Voter ID...

Local Election News for May 3

Saturday is Election Day for jurisdictions holding municipal, school district, special district, bond and/or special elections. Early voting ended yesterday (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions. Turnout: As we have previously mentioned, there is no requirement for counties...

Election News for May 2

Early voting has concluded in most jurisdictions holding elections on Saturday. Single-punch Repeal: A bill that would end the practice of voting for every candidate of one political party using a single punch or other action is on the House calendar for Friday. House...

Early Voting and Election News for April 26

Early Voting continues for the May 6 elections in jurisdictions holding them. Overall, turnout is low, consistent with historical averages, through the first three days of early voting: In Bexar Co., 21,755 people have voted early in person, up 28% from the same...

Election News for April 25

Early Voting continues for the May 6 local elections in jurisdictions holding them. AG: Attorneys representing Attorney General Ken Paxton continue to seek another judge for his criminal securities fraud trial, which was relocated to Harris Co. by District Judge...

Election News for San Jacinto Day

Early Voting: Monday is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. CD21: The first of five planned Democratic candidate forums has been set for May 1 in San Marcos. At least eight candidates...

Election News for March 20

CD7: Bellaire speech pathologist and former Harris Co. Dept. of Education trustee Debra Kerner has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission for a potential challenge to U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Houston) as a Democrat. Kerner won a...

By the Numbers: 2016 General Election

A few notes on Tuesday’s presidential election results: A record 8.93M Texans cast votes in this general election, and 6.17M registered voters didn’t. The number of votes cast is 10.5% more than the previous record set in 2008 and 11.7% more than in 2012. Just over...

Record Early Voting Turnout May Favor Republicans

Just shy of 4.5M Texans have voted early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters as of Friday, the end of the early voting by personal appearance. This is the highest-ever total recorded, finishing 32% above 2012, 26% above the previous...