Candidate and Special Election News for September 3

Filing Deadline: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the deadline for candidates to file for the HD28, HD100 and HD148 special elections. SD24: Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) announced she would seek re-election to a second term. HD17: Rep. John Cyrier (R-Lockhart) announced he...

Brief Election News for March 31

Voter Registration: Thursday is the deadline to register to vote for the May 4 uniform election. SD13: Houston commercial financier William Booher established a campaign committee for a potential challenge of Sen. Borris Miles (D-Houston) as a Republican. CD14:...

Beto Makes It Official and Other News for March 14

Ending months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump (R). He is the second prominent Texan in the Democratic race, joining former San Antonio Mayor and U.S. Housing and...

Record 15.79 Million Registered to Vote in Texas

A record 15.79M Texans are registered to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s office, which released voter registration totals by counties today (Friday). The number of registered voters increased 3.6% since the March primary, as at least 544K Texans...

New Senate Poll and Other News for October 8

A new Emerson Coll. “e-poll” finds U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leading U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 47%-42%, and Gov. Greg Abbott (R) leading former Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D), 53%-33%. In August, Emerson Coll. found Cruz leading, 38%-37%, and Abbott...

Runoff Voided and Other News for October 5

Mission: Visiting Judge Bonner Dorsey voided the results of the June runoff in which Armando O’Caña ousted longtime Mayor Beto Salinas, 51%-49%. For two weeks, a series of witnesses testified, in varying degrees of clarity and consistency, about ways in which votes...

Texas Sets Voter Registration Record

Secretary of State Rolando Pablos said a record 15.6M Texans are registered to vote. With two weeks left before the registration deadline, the number of registered voters is already more than 500K higher than the number registered for the 2016 general election and...

Ads, Endorsements, Polls and News for September 24

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. October 9 is the deadline for Texans to register to vote to participate in November 6 general election. GOV: The campaign of Gov. Greg Abbott (R) released a new ad, “Keeping Texans Safe,” focused on border security and...

Divided SCOTUS Upholds Voter Purge Process

In a 5-4 decision (PDF), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state of Ohio’s process for canceling voters’ registrations and removing them from the rolls does not violate the federal National Voter Registration Act’s “failure to vote” clause. Ohio’s process is...