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...

Early Voting Ends Still Setting Records

Early voting in person has ended in Texas. Yesterday’s (Thursday’s) total early votes cast in the 15 counties with the most registered voters crossed the 4M mark for the first time in state history. Through 11 days, early voting turnout is 35% ahead of 2012, 29% ahead...

Record-setting Early Voting Reaches Final Day

Texas did indeed break its record for early voting turnout, measured by the number of people voting early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Through Day 10 (Wednesday), 3.66M Texans have voted early in those counties, breaking the...

Texas Likely Sets Turnout Record

Early voting in person continues across Texas through Friday. Today (Wednesday) was Day Ten. Texas likely set a turnout record today, measured as the number of people voting early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. We will know by...

Early Voting Turnout Rebounds Slightly

Early voting in person continues through Friday across Texas. Turnout remains record-setting but has slowed significantly from last week’s torrid pace, although it showed a slight rebound on Tuesday. Just shy of 3M Texans voted early in person or by mail through...

Early Voting Turnout Showing Signs of Slowdown

Early voting in person continues through Friday. Turnout continues to be record-setting but has shown signs of slowing down in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. Monday’s turnout was significantly down in counties that reported results by this...

What’s Behind Record-smashing Early Voting Pace

Early voting in person continues across Texas, and turnout continues to be at a record-shattering pace. Just over 1.4M had cast ballots in person and by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters through Wednesday, and turnout was steady in the counties...