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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.

Polls, Late Campaign Activity Suggest Republican Dominance In Texas Could Be At Risk

Joe Biden’s campaign will be running television ads in El Paso, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth heading into Election Day. The Democratic nominee for...

Biden Wins

After a nail-biter of a vote counting process, Joe Biden has secured more than 270 electoral votes, defeating President Donald Trump and...

Legislature Begins Work on Massive Voting Rights Restriction Bill

The big political story across the nation at the moment is the move by Republican-led state legislatures to enact massive voting rights...

Which Republicans Are Spending the Most on Ads in 2021?

Both Facebook and Google have lifted their bans on political advertising recently, and Texas politicians are spending big money even when they...

The Majority of Texans Believe Greg Abbott Should Not be Reelected, Poll Reveals

In a recently released poll by Quinnipiac University, results show the steady downward trend in terms of approval that Governor Abbott has...

Erin Zwiener defeats Ken Strange

Erin Zwiener defeated Ken Strange for a seat in the Texas House.

Eight File to Run for Texas House District 145 Seat to Replace Carol Alvarado

(From left to right, top to bottom: Elias De La Garza, Oscar Del Toro, Christina Morales, Melissa Noriega, Alfred Moreno, Ruben Gonsalez, Martha Fierro,...

“It’s like they’re frightened to talk to me”: Texas campaign workers of color face...

While campaigning for a City Council hopeful earlier this year, Arash Farasat was assigned to knock on doors in an affluent Dallas...

Early Voting underway in HD-100

The first day of early voting in the Texas House District 100 special election begins Monday, Oct. 21. The vacancy for the...

The Texas suburbs are slipping away from the GOP. These women for Trump want...

Panelist Jacquie Baly responds to a question during a Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Training hosted by Women for Trump at Gulf...

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