Election Season Winds Down As Prefiling Legislation Begins

Today (Mon.) was the deadline for provisional voters to cure the reason they had to vote provisional (e.g., address did not match voter roll, left ID at home). Today was also the deadline for absentee voters to cure defects on their absentee ballot carrier envelopes...

Huberty Retires as Third Special Session Ends

Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) announced he would not seek re-election. “I have thought long and hard about this decision and know it is time for new opportunities in my life,” Huberty said in a statement. “I want to thank the people of the district who have been...

Abbott Signs Election Bill Already Facing 5 Lawsuits

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the session’s main election bill into law today (Tuesday) in Tyler, and it already faces at least five lawsuits. Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) does not take effect until December 2, which means the changes in law it makes...

Leman Announces Retirement and Other Labor Day Weekend News

Rep. Ben Leman (R-Iola) announced he would not seek re-election. The former Grimes County Judge won a 2018 special election for the seat and the next two general elections. “It is clear the current season of my public service is winding down for the near future,”...

Republican-backed Election Bill Finally Passes

The House and Senate adopted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), sending the session’s main elections bill to Gov. Greg Abbott (R). No Democrats voted to adopt the report, and Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) was the...

Brief Election News for August 30

HD10 special: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Election Day. Our likely sporadic live coverage will begin at 7 p.m. here, or you can follow us on Twitter here. HD118 special: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed former Rep. John Lujan (R-San Antonio). To access this post you...

Election Bill Heads to Conference Over Cain Amendment

On Friday, the House gave final approval to Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), the session’s main elections bill, as amended. The final vote was 80-41 with all present Democrats voting no and all Republicans voting yes except for Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San...