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...

Early Voting Slows, Loses Ground on 2016

Early voting continues through Friday. Tuesday’s turnout was the second lowest of any single day so far, topping only Sunday, and preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggests today’s (Wednesday) turnout was a little lower. Despite the decline,...

Early Voting Numbers and Other News for October 27

Early voting turnout has officially surpassed total early turnout in 2014. Through the first five days of early voting, 2.43M people have voted in person and by mail in the 30 counties with the most registered voters. A little over 2.55M people voted during the entire...

Election News for February 23

Early Voting for the March 6 primary election continues until March 2. Data from a few counties last night indicated Day Three (Thursday) turnout had rebounded slightly from Day Two (Wednesday). Today, data from the 15 counties with the most registered voters...

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...

Candidate News for November 13

Filing for a place on the 2018 continues until 6 p.m. local time on December 11. Please see our Crib Sheets for candidates’ filing status. HD6: Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) announced he would seek re-election. HD27: Missouri City attorney Wilvin Carter filed as a...

Election News for August 24

HD81: Rep. Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) announced he would seek re-election. Scorecard Released: Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans released its biennial scorecard, grading legislators’ votes on dozens of bills and amendments during the session. The 12...

HD15: Keough to Seek County Office

Updated: Former Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) announces bid for the seat. Two-term Rep. Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) announced he would run for Montgomery County Judge, forgoing re-election to the House. “The last two legislative sessions have impressed upon me...