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January 28, 2021

Beto or Castro? Our way-too-early list of 2022 candidates

After what feels like the longest presidential campaign in history, the 2020 election is (finally) in our rearview mirror. And if you’re a Texas voter, that means you’re just in time for the next election! That’s because our way-too-early primary election...
May 28, 2020
Mail-In Ballot

Texas Mail-In Ballot 101

Editor's Note: This piece has been updated for the November 2020 Texas general election. The original blog was published in October 2018. Para información sobre cómo votar anticipadamente con boleta por correo postal, visite govotetexas.org/es . Here’s...
June 27, 2019
SCOTUS

Partisan gerrymandering undermines our democracy

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against basic fairness in elections with their decision on Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek . In a 5-4 ruling decided along ideological lines, the Court's conservative justices ruled that...
April 26, 2019
Texas Voting Lines

Stop the Texas 'Slow Down the Vote' bill

Texas has been long known for being one of the lowest voter turnout states in America , but experienced historic turnout in 2018 . Now, some legislators are backing a bill that would effectively slow turnout again if passed. The "Slow Down the Vote" bill...
April 18, 2019

2019 Municipal elections need your voice

There are elections happening all over the state and we have the power to shape the future of Texas by showing up to vote in local elections. Municipal elections have notoriously low turnout—so your vote is going to be critical. With school boards and...