Voter List Hearing Begins and Other News for February 19

The federal hearing on the Secretary of State’s efforts to identify possible non-citizen voter registrations will continue tomorrow (Wednesday). During today’s hearing, an attorney representing the state said several county officials – not the state – may have...

Turnout Hits 0.5% in HD145 and Other News for January 17

HD145 special: Early voting turnout declined for the third straight day Thursday when just 75 people – 74 in person and one by mail – cast ballots. Through four days, just 359 people have voted, amounting to 0.5% of registered voters. Beaumont: Mayor Becky Ames filed...

Election News for July 9

AG: In a statement, the Ken Paxton campaign said it raised “well over $1 million in political contributions” during the final dozen days of June and has nearly $5.3M on hand. At this point in 2013, Paxton raised $279K following the end of the legislative session and...

Election News for June 29

AG: District Judge Robert Johnson did not a set a date for Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal securities fraud trial during a preliminary hearing today in Houston. Prosecutors asked Johnson to put the case on hold until a decision is made in a separate lawsuit...

Election News for June 25

CD11: Llano rancher and former State Democratic Executive Committee member Jennie Lou Leeder has established a federal campaign committee for a potential challenge of U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Midland) as a Democrat. In 2016, she ran unsuccessfully for the open SD24...

Local Election News for May 16

Abilene: The mayoral runoff election between council member Anthony Williams and Robert Briley has been set for June 17, a week after most other entities are holding their runoff elections. Corpus Christi: The city council approved a timeline for appointing a...

May 6 Local Election Recap

Abilene: Anthony Williams (48%) and Robert Briley (46%) advanced to a runoff to succeed Mayor Norm Archibald, who won re-election over Briley three years ago. Amarillo: Ginger Nelson easily won the mayor’s race with 79% of the vote, and voters elected four new council...

Local Election News for April 23

Early Voting: Tomorrow (Monday) is the beginning of the early voting period for the May 6 uniform election in most jurisdictions holding those elections. Abilene: The Abilene Reporter-News endorsed former two-term council member Robert Briley to succeed Mayor Norm...

Voter ID Reversal and Election News for February 27

Voter ID: As many expected, the U.S. Dept. of Justice has reversed its prior participation in the years-long litigation over the state’s Voter ID bill and “will not pursue its purpose claim at this time.” Further, DoJ asks the court to grant “voluntary dismissal of...

Local Election News for February 17

Today (Friday) was the deadline for candidates to file for most municipal and other local offices on the May 6 uniform election ballot. A few local jurisdictions have other deadlines. In general, candidates have one week to withdraw from their respective races after...