Early Voting Begins in Local Runoff Races

Early voting is underway in various local jurisdictions holding December 8 runoff elections including Arlington, Coppell, Denton, Duncanville, Frisco, Haltom City, Irving, Keller, Mansfield, Odessa and Palmview. Early voting begins on Wednesday in local jurisdictions...

Local Election News for April 9

Amarillo: The Amarillo Police Officer’s Assoc. endorsed Ginger Nelson (Mayor open) and challenger Elaine Hays (P1), Freda Powell (P2 open) and Eddy Sauer (P3 open) for city council. For Place 1, the group previously endorsed Elisha Demerson, the current incumbent, in...

Local Election News for March 28

Corpus Christi: Mayoral candidates, minus former council member Mark Scott, drew for positions on the May 6 ballot this morning (Tuesday). The city council previously determined Scott to be ineligible, and Scott has filed a petition with the 13th Court of Appeals...

Election News for February 19

Voter ID: According to an Associated Press report, “hundreds” of Texans improperly cast ballots in November by signing a sworn statement falsely claiming they did not possess a required photo identification. The AP’s analysis of “roughly 13,500 affidavits submitted in...

Local Election News for February 17

Today (Friday) was the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after...

Local Election News for February 12

The deadline for candidates to file for a spot on the May 6 uniform election ballot is Friday in most jurisdictions. A list of what municipal offices are on the ballot for the state’s 100 most populous cities can be found here. Corpus Christi: Former council...

Election News for February 9

House Elections Committee: Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) appointed Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Wylie) as Chair of the House Committee on Elections. She led the committee last session. Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) was appointed Vice Chair. She served on the committee...

Local Runoff Elections Claim Two Incumbents

A pair of Galveston city council members were defeated as several local jurisdictions held runoff elections today to settle races left unresolved after the May 7 uniform election. Notable runoff election results from tonight include: Dallas ISD Trustee D2 – Dustin...

Local Runoff Elections on Horizon

Local runoff elections are typically held in June for municipal, school district, higher education district or other special district races not decided during the May 7 uniform election. Jurisdictions have flexibility for scheduling these elections. Today, Lubbock ISD...