After a testy exchange, House lawmakers gave an initial OK to a voting bill that would push up the election filing period in order to give military voters more time to get absentee ballots.Full Story
Texas elections are subject to recounts in some cases, provided they meet one of three criteria.
According to the office of the Texas Secretary of State, if a district or statewide election employed the use of an electronic voting system, a candidate may request a recount. The Help America Vote Act mandates that every polling site have at least one ...
More than a dozen witnesses took the stand today to testify about where they lived and how they voted in the House District 48 contest in the November 2010 election.Full Story
It's the stuff of an Orwellian dystopia: a voting machine hacked, an election stolen, the public none the wiser. Yet some civil rights groups believe it's a legitimate threat in Texas, one of only 12 states that still use paperless electronic voting machines. Ensuring the purity of the ballot box has been a point of concern for lawmakers since "hanging chad" entered the lexicon. Congress passed the Help America Vote Act to improve the administration of federal elections, but an irony of post-2000 reforms is that the electronic machines brought in to replace outdated lever-and-punch-card-based systems have their own flaws.Full Story
He's back, y'all. Former state Rep. Borris Miles will be returning to the Texas House after a recount finished today shows Miles prevailing over longtime state Rep. Al Edwards by just eight votes.Full Story
Who will represent Houston's HD-146 in the Texas House next session is still in question. State Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston, filed for a recount after perennial foe and former state Rep. Borris Miles beat him by just eleven votes.Full Story
One candidate lost on Tuesday by 11 votes out of more than 10,000 cast. Others lost by fewer than 200 votes. Anyone up for a recount?Full Story
Some losing candidates in today's primary election could have one last chance to win — provided they meet one of three criteria.Full Story
Early voting totals in Texas' largest counties nearly doubled, with the GOP race leading the charge.Full Story