By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune With counting holdups and missed ballots marring what amounted to a low-turnout election, Harris County election officials are facing pressure from local leaders of both political parties to explain what went wrong in last week’s primary. Houston-area voters saw relatively few issues on election day, but days later the state’s largest county faced a 10,000 vote-sized problem.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 8 2022 - 12:20pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 14 2022 - 10:25am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune SAN ANTONIO — A new Texas law that keeps local election officials from encouraging voters to request mail-in ballots likely violates the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Feb. 11.
Hundreds of mail-in ballots are being returned to Texas voters because they don’t comply with new voting law
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 12 2022 - 7:13pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Stricter voting rules enacted by Republican lawmakers last year continue to foil Texans trying to vote by mail in the upcoming primary, with hundreds of completed ballots being initially rejected for not meeting the state’s new identification requirements.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 14 2022 - 12:42pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Hundreds of Texans seeking to vote by mail in the upcoming March primary elections are seeing their applications for ballots rejected by local election offices trying to comply with stricter voting rules enacted by Texas Republicans last year.
Texans with disabilities fear voting will get harder for them as special session on GOP restrictions nears
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 6 2021 - 12:23pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune It took Nancy Crowther three hours, four public bus rides and an impressive amount of gumption to make sure her vote counted in the 2020 election. She’s hoping Texas lawmakers don’t make it even harder the next time.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 10 2020 - 5:41pm
By Jolie McCullough and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Oct. 9, 2020
Written by Texas Tribune on Sep 4 2020 - 8:45pm
By Alexa Ura and Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune Sept. 4, 2020 Standing in front of a blue curtain adorned with the seal of the Republican Party of Texas, Allen West offered up what he deemed an “instructional video” for Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins.
Written by Texas Tribune on Apr 17 2020 - 7:49pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 15, 2020 Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect the judge's official order signed Friday. A state district judge signed an order easing restrictions for voting by mail in Texas in light of the new coronavirus pandemic.