Tag Archives: Travis County Clerk

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…

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Alyx Wilson

Travis County approves new voting system

The Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a new electronic voting system for Travis County Tuesday morning. The $8.2 million contract with Election Systems and Software’s (ES&S) ExpressVote system was recommended by Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir after 15 years…

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

STAR-Vote collapses

Lack of interest from the private sector has sunk Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir’s plans for a proprietary new voting system.On Tuesday, DeBeauvoir told the Travis County Commissioners Court that STAR-Vote is all but dead.The news marked a major disruption…

Monday, October 24, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Record turnout expected as early voting begins

The end is near.Early voting in Austin kicks off on Monday, heralding the imminent conclusion of 2016’s drawn-out election cycle, and Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says her team is bracing for record turnout.Last Tuesday, DeBeauvoir told the Travis County…

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

County clerk bristles at sweeping departmental survey

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted on Tuesday to officially receive a massive third-party study of county departments, delivering in the process what County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir called “a slap in the face.”DeBeauvoir’s office obtained a copy of the draft…

Friday, February 19, 2016 by Jo Clifton

County moves to correct shortened voting hours

Officials from Travis County and the city of Austin became aware shortly after early voting started this week that a failure to communicate meant that some voters have not been able to vote early in the morning or after work,…

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

County Clerk speaks out against MERS ruling

Travis County isn’t hiding its displeasure with a recent ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.Though the ruling on Dallas County, Texas, et al. v. MERSCORP Inc., et al. came down this summer, it was last week that…

Monday, August 3, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County looking to collect millions in unpaid fines and fees

Travis County is missing out on more than $55 million thanks to outstanding fines and fees, but the Commissioners Court is working on ways to collect.At their regular voting session on Tuesday, the commissioners gave the green light to contract…

Monday, December 9, 2013 by Mark Richardson

County clerk hopes to ease lawyers into mandatory electronic filing

Starting in January, attorneys in Austin and other large cities in Texas will be required to file all of court documents electronically. While e-filing court papers is not new – the process has been available for civil and probate cases…

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