Field Clears for Phelan and Other News for November 5

Vote counting continues in Texas as counties process thousands of absentee ballots that arrived the day after Election Day (as permitted by law), provisional ballots that were cured by the voter and overseas military ballots, which will continue to be accepted through...

Early Voting Begins for High Stakes Election

Early voting has begun across Texas for the November 3 general election and continues through October 30. By most accounts, turnout is off to a torrid start. The Harris Co. Clerk’s office tweeted that 128K people voted in person today, plus 41K absentee ballots...

Endorsement, Ad and Injunction News for September 2

SD30 special: The National Rifle Assoc. Political Victory Fund endorsed Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). HD65: Rep. Michelle Beckley’s (D-Carrollton) campaign released a new ad, “No Bull,” focusing on the recently canceled contract the state had with a firm to do...

AG Sues to Stop Harris Co. Mail Ballot Plan

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton has filed suit seeking a temporary restraining order (PDF) against interim Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins to stop him from mailing applications for absentee ballots to all of the county’s registered voters. Hollins has already sent...

Postal Service Warns of Mail Ballot Delays

The U.S. Postal Service warned Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughes that there is a “significant risk” that lawfully requested mail ballots will not be returned in time to be counted. Voters “should submit their ballot request early enough so it is received by their...

LWV Runoff Guide Is Live and Other News for June 23

LWV Voter Guide: The League of Women Voters has published its voter guides for the July 14 runoff and SD14 special elections. Visit vote411.org to receive a personalized voter guide for your address. SD14 special: Black Austin Democrats endorsed Rep. Eddie Rodriguez...

SD14 Field Taking Shape as Filing Deadline Nears

SD14 special: Austin attorney Adam Loewy announced he would not seek the seat vacated by former Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin). Austin physician Jeffrey Ridgeway established a campaign committee for the race. Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin); former Lago Vista council...