Politics

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 13, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City may begin evaluating creative spaces bond sites in June

The city expects to use real estate and economic development professionals from the Texas Facilities Commission to broker the acquisition of what may be multiple properties for local artists and musicians to use.An April 3 memo spells out the steps…

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‚Äôs 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…

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Eckhardt to remain county judge until May 13

In yet another unprecedented decision linked to COVID-19, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will not be stepping down from county government after all, despite her March 10 resignation.Eckhardt said at a press conference Monday that she could not have foreseen the…

Friday, March 20, 2020 by Jo Clifton

May 2 elections called off, not so for May 26

After Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation Wednesday allowing political subdivisions to postpone elections planned for May 2, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir announced Thursday that Travis County would not be conducting any elections on that date. Most if not all of…

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