Some Counties See Record Turnout as Early Voting Begins

Early voting has begun across Texas for the March 3 primary election and continues through February 28. Turnout is generally up for the Democratic primary over four years ago, with what appears to be record-setting numbers in Travis, Denton, Hidalgo, Montgomery and...

Day 1 of Early Voting Shatters Records

Early voting in person began today (Monday) and runs through November 2. In general, turnout was brisk, shattering records for gubernatorial general elections and even eclipsing the record-setting turnout of Day 1 in 2016, the last presidential election. Some...

CD27 Election is Saturday and Brief News for June 28

CD27 special: Saturday is Election Day across the 13 counties that comprise CD27. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT, and we will begin our live coverage shortly after polls close. Updates will be posted on our web site at https://txelects.wpengine.com/live/ and...

Independents Certified and Other News for June 27

The Secretary of State has certified eight independent candidates for the November general election ballot. All but one of the certified candidates are seeking congressional seats: Scott Cubbler of Houston for CD2 Benjamin Hernandez of Houston for CD9 Kesha Rogers of...

Strong Start to Early Voting

This report has been updated to remove ballots that have been mailed but not yet returned from Tarrant Co.’s totals. The new totals are more in line with the experiences of other counties and no longer the highest ever seen for a primary there. We accidentally...

Election News for September 12

RRC: Christi Craddick, chair of the Railroad Commission, announced she would seek re-election. HD62: Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) said he intends to support Reggie Smith, the Grayson Co. Republican Party chair, in the race to succeed him. Phillips is not seeking...

Straight-ticket Voting in South and Far West Texas

We have explored the shifts in straight-ticket voting in several of the state’s largest counties and found significant Democratic gains, particularly in Republican-held state House seats, with some exceptions, notably in districts held by African-American Democrats....

Campaign News for April 5

SD24 open: The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND endorsed Dawn Buckingham. CD19 open: The Jodey Arrington campaign announced the endorsement of nine mayors, including Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald, which we reported yesterday. The other eight mayors are listed for our...