Waco Presses for May 2 Election and Other News for March 25

Waco, Midway ISD and Waco ISD have told the McLennan Co. elections office they plan to go forward with holding their general elections on May 2. Elections Administrator Kathy Van Wolfe advised the jurisdictions to delay the election to November and that her office may...

Looking for Trends in Early Voting and News for February 19

Early voting for the March 3 primary election continues through February 28. Preliminary numbers from a few of the larger counties suggest today’s (Wednesday) Day Two in-person turnout was in the same ballpark as Day One, but mail ballots plummeted because we are now...

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...

Candidate Announcement and Other News for November 12

Filing for the 2020 election is underway. Our Crib Sheets have up-to-date filing status of the candidates we are tracking. At least 141 candidates have already filed. HD51: Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) announced he would seek re-election to a 10th term. HD74 open:...

HD79, HD145 Special Election Fields Set

HD79 special: Three candidates filed to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Joe Pickett (D-El Paso), whose resignation becomes effective tomorrow (Friday): Art Fierro (D), El Paso marketing and public relations professional and El Paso Community Coll. Board chair Michiel...

More Than 6 Million Texans Likely Cast Ballots Early

Friday was indeed a strong finale to early voting: nearly 465K people voted in person and by mail in the 15 counties with the most registered voters. That’s 30K fewer than on the last day in 2016 but otherwise higher than any other last day in history. It’s nearly...

Day 1 of Early Voting Shatters Records

Early voting in person began today (Monday) and runs through November 2. In general, turnout was brisk, shattering records for gubernatorial general elections and even eclipsing the record-setting turnout of Day 1 in 2016, the last presidential election. Some...

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...

Blue Travis Co. Gets Bluer

Nearly 40K more Travis Co. residents cast straight-ticket Democratic votes this year than in 2012, and Democrats pushed their advantage in straight-ticket voting to at least 14K in five of the six state House districts and at least 21K in three of them. Republicans...

Dark Money, Endorsements and Ads for October 13

Dark Money: By a unanimous vote, the Texas Ethics Commission dismissed complaints against Texans for Fiscal Responsibility/Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan. The earliest complaints were filed in 2012 by Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) and former Rep. Vicki Truitt...