Supreme Court Stays Order Expanding Mail Ballot Eligibility

The Texas Supreme Court stayed yesterday’s (Thursday’s) Fourteenth Court of Appeals decision to reinstate a temporary restraining order expanding eligibility for mail ballots due to COVID-19. The stay remains in effect pending disposition of the state’s appeal. The...

Paxton Petitions Supreme Court Over Mail Ballot Eligibility

Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to compel the early voting clerks of Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris and Travis Cos. to reject requests for a ballot by mail “based solely on the generalized risk of contracting a virus.” District Judge Tim...

Abbott Extends Early Voting and Other News for May 11

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the July 14 runoffs by one week. Early voting will begin June 29 (instead of July 6) and conclude July 10. In his proclamation, Abbott said it was necessary so that “election officials can implement appropriate...