Early Voting Ends and Other Election News for May 1

Early voting has ended for the May 5 uniform and special elections. Saturday is Election Day. HD46 open: Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, endorsed Chito Vela in the Democratic runoff over Sheryl Cole. HD62 open: The...

Dallas Ballot Suit Dismissed and Other News for April 23

State District Judge Eric Moyé (D) dismissed with prejudice the Dallas Co. Republican Party’s lawsuit seeking to remove dozens of Democratic candidates from the ballot. The lawsuit contended that those candidates’ applications were invalid because they were signed by...

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...

Election News for January 10

LTGOV: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R). HD62 open: Denison Mayor Jared Johnson and former Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum endorsed Reggie Smith to succeed the retiring Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) CD23: The campaign of Democratic...

Redistricting Update and Other Election News for January 9

Redistricting: The U.S. Supreme Court will once again consider the state’s redistricting case at its conference on Friday. Meanwhile, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Tennessee’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and ordered new maps...

Greens Seek Comeback and Other News for January 3

Green Party: The Green Party of Texas filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to register as a political party for the 2018 general election. The party lost automatic access to the ballot when none of its 2016 statewide candidates received at least 5% of the vote....

Record Early Voting Turnout May Favor Republicans

Just shy of 4.5M Texans have voted early in person or by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters as of Friday, the end of the early voting by personal appearance. This is the highest-ever total recorded, finishing 32% above 2012, 26% above the previous...