Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff voting
A Georgia appeals court ruling on Monday means that counties can offer early voting this coming Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Court of Appeals declined a request by the state to stay a lower court's ruling that said state law allows early voting that day. Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had told county election officials that early voting could not be held that day because state law says it is illegal on a Saturday if there is a holiday on the Thursday or Friday preceding it.news.yahoo.com
Harris County DA Kim Ogg launches investigation into county’s elections issues
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has called for the assistance of the Texas Rangers to investigate the county’s election issues from Nov. 8, two days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for an investigation into the widespread election problems.
Texas avoided election violence. Advocates say voters still need more protection.
Citing thousands of complaints received throughout the midterm cycle, voter advocacy groups want the Texas Legislature to bolster voter protection and education measures, and revisit recently passed laws that empowered partisan poll watchers.
Texas voter turnout fell from 2018. It was still higher than other midterms.
In Texas, 45.7% of the 17.7 million registered voters cast ballots in the 2022 midterm election. That’s 7.3 percentage points lower than the state’s total turnout in 2018 but higher than in every other midterm election in the last 20 years.
Was Donald Trump the biggest loser on election night? 3 takeaways from red wave that wasn’t
Results are still being finalized in key congressional and state legislature races across the country, but one thing that became clear overnight is that the 2022 midterm elections were not the red wave of Republican wins many pundits forecasted.
Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer concedes, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo re-elected
Republican challenger Alexandra del Moral Mealer has conceded in the race to become Harris County judge, according to a statement released on her Twitter page. Judge Lina Hidalgo will now serve another term as county judge.
Federal judge tells Beaumont election officials not to harass or discriminate against Black voters
Claims of misconduct during early voting were raised in a federal lawsuit filed Monday by the Beaumont chapter of the NAACP, accusing election workers of scrutinizing Black voters’ identities and shadowing them while at voting stations
‘Condemn these hate-based attacks’: Election-related hate at center of news conference held by Greater Houston Coalition for Civility in Elections
The Greater Houston Coalition for Civility in Elections (GHCCE) held a news conference Thursday to call for political leaders and candidates in the Nov. 8 election to refrain from election-related hate and to condemn it when it occurs.
Decision 2022: Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner race
Incumbent Republican commissioner Jack Cagle, who has been at the center of recent political drama on the Harris County Commissioners Court, is hoping voters give him another term in office to focus on what he calls the basics of good county government service.
Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen releases voter safety PSA ahead of Election Day
Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen released a Voter Safety and Integrity PSA to spread the word about the county’s Elections Security Task Force, which was established to help ensure the safety of all voters and elections operations.
Harris County election officials lay out plan to avoid issues that plagued 2020 general election
As we count down to election day in two weeks, and with early voting already underway, Harris County election officials are laying out their plan for avoiding the issues that plagued the 2020 election cycle.
Voter fraud charges dismissed against Hervis Rogers, Houston man who waited hours to vote in 2020
Attorney General Ken Paxton pursued charges against Rogers, who was on parole when he voted in the 2020 primary election. But a judge tossed the case after a higher court said Paxton can’t unilaterally prosecute election crimes.
Voting machines in Harris County will be new for many, but officials say they are prepared to deal with any issues
It is that time of the year again. Halloween decorations are back out on the front lawn, but keep in mind this is one of those years when the other lawn decorations are also prominently displayed.
Harris County officials provide updates on mail ballot application rejections, share steps to ensure mail ballots are counted
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum will hold a press conference Monday to encourage eligible residents to register to vote by using guidance provided by the Elections Administration Office.
Appeals court allows Texas to withhold list of people it thinks are noncitizens and can’t vote
The appellate court reversed a previous ruling that found that Texas violated federal law by refusing to release the list. The suit was brought by five civil rights groups that sought to hold Texas accountable if it disenfranchised naturalized citizens.
Judge Lina Hidalgo asking county attorney’s office to consider authority to require commissioners to attend court meeting
In an attempt to pass a budget for Harris County, Judge Lina Hidalgo said she is considering “any and all action” that would bring commissioners into Commissioners Court to allow a vote that she said would fund the budget.
Early votes increase by 500 in McAllen District 1 runoff election
There were 1,330 ballots cast during early voting that ended Tuesday for the McAllen District 1 commissioner special runoff election between attorney Javier Villalobos and businessman Timothy Wilkins. Early voting this time saw 500 more votes cast than during the early voting period in January’s three-person special election. During the runoff election, Wilkins spent $15,613 compared to Villalobos’ $4,015, according to eight-day campaign finance report filings with the city secretary’s office. The early voting period partially overlapped with the Texas primary election early voting period. District 1 voters can cast ballots Saturday, election day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Gonzalez Elementary School.myrgv.com
Early voting begins for Georgia Senate runoff elections
Early voting begins for Georgia Senate runoff elections Early voting began Monday in Georgia for the two runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Early voting ends on January 1, followed by Election Day on January 5. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins CBSN from Atlanta with the latest.cbsnews.com
Texas county likely becomes first to surpass 2016 voter turnout in 2020
Voting records in Texas are continuing to be broken as early voting continues. ELECTION 2020: Harris, Dallas, Travis counties shatter first-day voting records in TexasHays County lies just south of Austin and includes San Marcos. Harris County Public Health/Texas Department of State Health ServicesAccording to the Texas Secretary of State's website, Hays County saw 71,945 voters in the 2016 election between Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump. According to Wasserman, Collin, Comal, Denton and Williamson counties should also soon surpass their 2016 voter totals. Harris County is well on its way to surpassing 2016 totals.chron.com
Harris County reaches 1 million ballots cast during early voting, breaking record
Harris County hit a huge milestone this afternoon. At 2:47 p.m. Oct. 23, Harris County surpassed 1 million ballots and set an all-time early voting record, Houston Chronicle's Zach Despart reports. Houston Chronicle's Zach Despart reports that Harris County is on track to see 1 million early votes Friday afternoon, an all-time record. If the early voting pace continues during Election Day, Harris County will likely break its current record for the election with the highest participation; 1.34 million votes were cast in 2016. Harris County saw more than 100,000 votes each day during the first four days of early voting.chron.com