Hughs Resigns After Senate Declines to Confirm Her

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced her resignation effective May 31 after the Senate did not confirm her appointment. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appointed Hughs, then the chair of the Texas Workforce Commission, in August 2019. She was the state’s top election official...

Abbott Designates Election Integrity as Emergency Item

During his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made election integrity an emergency item, which gives the Legislature the ability to consider legislation on the matter prior to the 60th day of the session. Other emergency items were rural broadband...

Election News for the Eve of the Legislative Session

The 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convenes tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon. HD68 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster). Redistricting: A Dept. of...

Criss Clarification and Sine Die Election News for May 27

To Early voting begins tomorrow (Tuesday) in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. SD11: Galveston attorney and former District Judge Susan Criss let us know that she is challenging Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood). We previously reported Criss...

Election News for Memorial Day Weekend

Early voting begins Tuesday in most jurisdictions holding runoff elections on June 8. The 86th Legislature adjourns sine die tomorrow (Monday). LTGOV: Addressing the continued rumors that he may join the Trump Administration, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he will seek...

Early Voting and Candidate Update for March 7

HD125 special: Nearly 1K more people voted today (Thursday) in person, bringing the four-day total to nearly 4K. This already exceeds the early voting turnout – in person and by mail – for the February 12 special election. Early voting concludes tomorrow (Friday)....

HD125 Field Takes Shape and Other News for January 9

HD125 special: Fred Rangel, who unsuccessfully sought the vice chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas last year, announced he would seek the seat vacated by former Rep. and current Bexar Co. Comm. Justin Rodriguez (D-San Antonio). Rangel unsuccessfully ran for...