Elections

Friday, July 10, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Is money going to decide Travis County races?

With early voting ending today for Tuesday’s Travis County runoff elections, the Democratic candidates for district attorney and county attorney were busy making phone calls trying to coax pandemic-weary voters to the polls. They were also filing campaign finance reports…

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Misunderstanding may lower vote-by-mail numbers

As if worries about the coronavirus were not enough, some Travis County voters inadvertently failed to ask for the correct ballot when applying to vote by mail. As a result, some voters will get a ballot only for the Texas…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Texans head to the polls amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Lee esta historia en español.Early voting for Texas’ primary runoff began Monday ahead of the July 14 election.Local officials are urging voters to take extra precautions during in-person voting as Covid-19 cases have been rising in the state.Travis County Clerk…

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Eckhardt leads in poll but trails in fundraising

According to a poll released by the Sarah Eckhardt campaign, the former Travis County judge has a wide lead in the race for Senate District 14 over both of her closest rivals, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez and former City Council…

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Jo Clifton

DeBeauvoir: More than 25,000 ballots in the mail

If you are one of more than 25,000 Travis County registered voters who requested to vote by mail in the July 14 primary runoff and special election, your ballot is likely on its way to you. Travis County Clerk Dana…

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Federal appeals court temporarily halts expansion of mail-in voting in Texas

An expansion of Texas’ vote-by-mail program during the pandemic is on hold, again.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling from a day earlier that opened up mail-in voting to people under 65.Texas…

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