Elections

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Court order that opens up mail-in voting in Texas stays in effect for now, appeals court rules

Voters who don’t want to risk exposure to the coronavirus may use mail-in ballots during upcoming elections as a legal battle moves through the courts, a Texas appeals court ruled Thursday.The 14th Court of Appeals ruled a trial court order…

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

County plans to spend $968K to prepare for voting in 2020

Travis County will spend $968,000 to expand ballot-by-mail voting and introduce new safety precautions at voting sites in preparation for the July runoff election and the November general elections.Already, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir told the Commissioners Court on May…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Casar to seek reelection

Council Member Greg Casar announced Monday that he will not be seeking Sen. Kirk Watson’s now-vacant District 14 seat. In early March, Casar explored the possibility of running for state Senate. However, that move was quickly overshadowed by the cancellation…

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Travis County judge says he will open up mail-in voting during Covid-19 pandemic

A Travis County district court judge said Wednesday he will clarify that voters fearful of contracting Covid-19 will be allowed to use mail-in ballots during elections in July and November.The Texas Democratic Party sued state and local election officials last…

Monday, April 6, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Texas officials try to clarify who can vote by mail, but they might not be able to just say everyone

The Texas Secretary of State’s Office sent local election officials an advisory Thursday that was meant to give them guidance on how to handle elections during the Covid-19 pandemic.In particular, they tried to tackle an issue voting rights groups have…

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Worrying about elections in the time of coronavirus

While some people may be worrying about their health or their business, it is Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir’s job to worry about elections. One of her major worries is how she’s going to conduct the July 14 runoffs for…

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