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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.

Women in Politics: Success, Supporters & Resources

Women are running in at least half of the 2020 Texas races for Congress.  How do first-time candidates get...

Joe Biden to Democrats: Texas is Important

Using his back porch in Delaware as a makeshift TV studio, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke during the final day...

It’s on to November After Tuesday’s Statewide Primary Runoffs

Finger condoms, masks, more Democrats than Republicans, some upsets and a few glitches. That was Texas’ first go-round with voting during a...

Trump, GOP: When it Comes to Voting by Mail in Texas, Do as I...

Texas voters this week started receiving robocalls from Donald Trump Jr. encouraging them to apply to vote by mail, Politico reported. Not...
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Race For Texas House Majority Has Kept The Contest For Speaker Quiet

State Rep. Senfronia Thompson fielded a question last week that’s been on the minds of many members of the Texas House: If her party...

Kamala Harris Cancels Texas Visit After Staffer’s Positive COVID-19 Test

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday that a visit to Texas was in her campaign travel plans...

Texas’ Variety of Voting Mechanics is Blessing and Curse

My brother lives close enough to me that he watches my cats when I go on vacation, yet we voted in completely...

Patrick Offers $1M for Voter Fraud Tips

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is offering up to $1 million from his campaign coffers to anyone who comes forward with information about...

CEOs Plan New Strategy for Texas Voting Legislation

CEOs across industries are working together to present a new push against restrictive voting legislation currently being considered in Texas and other...

Mayes Middleton defeats Amanda Jamrok

Mayes Middleton defeated Amanda Jamrok for a seat in the Texas House of Republicans.

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