The burden will fall on local election officials to determine which records they’re obligated to release or redact.

The request to the U.S. Department of Justice comes after Texas undermined ballot secrecy in the name of election transparency.

Registered voters in 96 Texas counties cast ballots at vote centers on election day. Scrapping that option could have costly implications.

The action comes after Votebeat and The Texas Tribune confirmed that some voters’ choices can later be identified through legally available records.

‘What we're seeing right now is that conflict between transparency and secrecy.’

The public has wide access to a trove of records that, in some cases, can be used to figure out exactly how someone voted. Election administrators want that fixed.

The decision is unlikely to affect cases the judge has overseen, but nobody knows for sure.

Forms related to address changes and ID can trip up voters — and workers — at the polling place.

Right-wing challengers are ‘throwing the kitchen sink’ into their complaints about how elections are conducted.

Votec, one of only three companies approved to manage voter registration data, is facing a financial squeeze and asking counties for a 35% surcharge.

For a long time, I didn’t want to think or talk about elections or politics. That changed four years ago.

My first two registration applications seemingly disappeared. Here’s what I had to do to get on the roll in time for the 2024 primary.

A new law aimed to increase voting access in rural counties. In South Texas it’s having the opposite effect.

The law, passed unanimously by Republicans, requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.

Republicans in counties large and small are considering ditching machines to count their primary ballots by hand. Only one county is moving forward.

The Texas governor certified the November election results amid multiple lawsuits asking a court to prevent the voter-approved constitutional amendments from taking effect.

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.