Redistricting Data Release Delayed Again

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would deliver redistricting data to the states by September 30, six months later than originally planned. The bureau will release the data all at once, rather than on a rolling state-by-state basis as in the past. The new...

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...

Five File for HD68 and Other News for January 4

Five candidates filed for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen.-elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster): John Berry (R), Jacksboro financial planner and former Jack County Commissioner Jason Brinkley (R), Gainesville attorney and Cooke...

Proposed Census Delays Could Impact Redistricting

The Trump Administration may be seeking to delay key Census deadlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross said in a call with several members of Congress that Census field operations would be suspended until June 1, according to a...

Recent Election News for New Year’s Eve Eve

We have updated our Crib Sheets to remove Republican and Democratic candidates who did not file by the deadline. We have left in place a couple of candidates who are challenging administrative determinations that they are ineligible to seek the office for which they...

Texas Avoids ‘Bail In’ and Other News for July 24

A panel of federal judges overseeing the long-running litigation over the state’s legislative and congressional districts has denied plaintiffs' motions to put Texas back under a federal preclearance regime before making changes to districts or election laws. The...