The governor cannot certify the election results until the challenges are resolved, which experts say could take weeks or months
A harsh court ruling criticizes Harris County for its ballot paper shortages in 2022. The county’s new election chief pledges to get it right.
Williamson County’s top official said a voter fraud activist was responsible for “almost costing someone their life.” Under pressure from her lawyer, he retracted the statement.
Voter data discrepancies flagged in a preliminary 2022 audit are not uncommon in counties like Harris, experts say. But the errors could further confuse voters and raise suspicion if election officials don’t explain them
Heider Garcia will replace Michael Scarpello, who had led the elections department in Dallas since 2020.
How a Kerr County commissioner’s unfounded distrust of voting machines took “a wrecking ball to one of the finest election departments.”
The Republican-passed Senate Bill 1 added restrictions to voting that plaintiffs say disproportionately affect voters of color.
Officials previously could locate a single voting site to serve multiple small precincts. Now some counties will need to double their number of sites.
Small counties lack the money and people to work the several days of 12-hour shifts now required statewide, election officials say.
Texas attorney general appealed the injunction, preventing the order from taking effect. Judge had found the law unconstitutional and said it would disrupt this November’s elections.