Election News for November 5

Tuesday is the general election. We will have live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. that evening. Early Voting: Just 2.5% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties cast ballots early in person or by mail for Tuesday’s general and constitutional...

Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for November 3

Early voting in person concluded today. Turnout in the state’s 15 most populous counties creeped past 2% by the end of yesterday. Through the first 11 days of early voting, less than 200K people voted in those counties out of 9.8M registered voters. This is less than...

Election News for November 1

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through Friday. Through Tuesday, the ninth day of early voting, less than 1.6% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties had cast ballots in person or by mail,...

Uresti, Villalba Appear to Draw Primary Challengers

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through November 3. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Through Friday, just over 1% of registered voters had cast ballots in person or by mail in the...

Election and Candidate News for October 27

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election through November 3. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Redistricting: The state of Texas filed its formal appeal (PDF) with the U.S. Supreme Court of a...

Election News for October 26

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout continues to be very light across most of the state. Fewer than 64K of the 9.8M registered voters (0.65%) in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or...

Candidate Filing and Election News for October 25

The big news – the retirements of Speaker Straus and Chairman Cook – is covered here. HD127: Humble construction company executive Kyle Stephenson announced he would challenge Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) in the Republican primary. Stephenson established a campaign...

Candidate Filings and Other Election News for October 24

Early Voting continues for the November 6 general and constitutional amendment election. Turnout has been very light across most of the state. Just 0.3% of registered voters in the state’s 15 most populous counties voted early in person or by mail on Monday, the first...

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....