Home Elections

Elections

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.

Elon Musk Votes Republican

“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican. Massive red wave in 2022,” Elon Musk tweeted early Wednesday...

Breaking Down The Texas Attorney General Race

The race for Texas Attorney General this year is one of the most unique in state history, and it’s very hard to...

Polling For Beto More Hopeful Than It Looks

It was like something out of a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Top Texas Republicans, including Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant...

Garza Romps In Runoff, Eyes Paxton Next

Rochelle Garza, soared to victory last night at the Democratic primary runoffs, securing her place as Texas attorney general nominee, and will...

Primary Runoff Elections Marked By Contention In Republican Races

One thing is for sure regarding the runoff elections this year and that is that it was all very contentious, at least...

Texas AG Paxton Vanquishes Bush in Republican Run-off

LUBBOCK, Texas, May 24 (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton shrugged off a challenge on Tuesday from fellow Republican George P. Bush in a primary...

Prominent Texas Republican Calls Ken Paxton An “Embarrassment”

One of the most prominent Texas Republicans, Sen. John Cornyn publicly stated that Attorney General Ken Paxton was an embarrassment for Texas...

Did Texas GOP Exploit Small County Race For Their Election Fraud Agenda?

Texas Republicans have always been eager to cast doubt on election integrity, and in 2018, a small county race helped do just...

Is Abbott Trading Texas Future to Become Trump’s Running Mate?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has one foot out the door, as he eyes national office in 2024. His calling to the White...

George P. Bush’s Last Name: An Obstacle To Beat Paxton

George P. Bush’s race against Ken Paxton for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General may be lost due to him not...

Elections Must Read