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A well-informed electorate is critical to the health of sustaining democracy. Reform Austin is committed to providing in-depth reporting to ensure Texans are prepared when they go to the polls. Additionally, Reform Austin reports on the critical issues and challenges facing voters in Texas elections. 
It has become increasingly difficult for Texans to exercise the right to vote as a record number of polling places have closed. The state tops the nation in shutting down polling sites – closing 750 locations since 2013. Civil rights advocates warn this will disenfranchise voters. 
In the 86th Legislative Session, Texas lawmakers passed legislation prohibiting local governments from setting up temporary polling locations. In the past, mobile and temporary voting centers helped provide better voting access to rural and under-served communities in Texas, including college students and the elderly. Two new Democratic groups and a former Austin city manager have filed suit against the Texas Secretary of State’s office, arguing the bill suppresses the vote of many disenfranchised groups.
Reform Austin covers all aspects of voting – how you vote, who you’re voting for, when you’re voting, where to vote, and the results of the elections. We report on new candidates that announce, people running for reelection, and legislators that announce their resignation. Additionally, we provide comprehensive voter guides for you to compare candidates on the issues, as well as constitutional amendment explainers. Check Reform Austin for everything about voting, including what is done in the Texas Legislature to either promote or suppress the vote.

After 12 years Serving the House, State Rep. James White Won’t Seek Reelection

Chairman of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, James White, recently said during an interview that he would not seek...

What Is a Land Commissioner and Who’s Running for the Open Seat?

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Officially Announces Run for Re-election in 2022

Through a video directed to his supporters and posted on his official site, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced on Thursday morning his...

On the Road for Governor? Beto O’Rourke is on a Statewide Democracy Tour

As part of his “Texas Rally for our Voting Rights”, former United States Representative Beto O’Rourke has hit the road to fight...

Paxton and George P. Bush on a Ring-Kissing Battle for Trump’s Endorsement

Apparently, the race to occupy the Attorney General’s seat has not only begun but will also include conservative face-offs between current AG...

Allen West Resigns as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West has announced his resignation as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas this Friday morning.

George P. Bush Officially Announces Run for Attorney General

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has made it official, he's running against Ken Paxton for the seat of Texas Attorney General....

Donald Trump Backs Gov. Abbott for Reelection, Huffines Fights Back

Donald Trump recently announced he’s endorsing Gov. Abbott for his upcoming reelection. "Greg Abbott is a fighter and a...

George P. Bush, A Close Ally of Donald Trump

While many prominent members of the Bush family have marked their distance from Donald Trump, it seems like the Texas Land Commissioner...

Texas Senators Vote To Block Investigation Of The U.S. Capitol Riots

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