She also ran against Rep. Davis in 2012. The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. Democrat Beto O'Rourke carried this sprawling Austin-to-Houston district while losing his Senate race in 2018. Rep. Thompson won 68% of the vote in 2016 in this Brazoria County district, where the Democrats did not field a candidate in 2018. Early voting starts on Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 30. check out our guide on voting during the pandemic. Find a complete list of them here. Ridley is a truck driver, inventor and 'economic activist' who has patented a construction robot as part of what he calls the 'personal robotic revolution.'. In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, my office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation. After defeating incumbent County Attorney Vince Ryan in the Democratic primary, civil litigation attorney Christian Menefee is facing Republican personal injury attorney John Nation in the general election. Rep. Stephenson is a certified public accountant first elected in 2013. That's because the state has a huge number of delegates — 228 — and it awards most them proportionally, meaning more than one candidate can secure some of them. Herrera is an Air Force veteran and criminal defense attorney who says he wants to strengthen some laws and loosen others, including decriminalizing drugs. The last day to request a ballot to vote by mail is Oct. 23. Board Member Maynard, a former agricultural science teacher in career and technical education, has served on the board since 2012. Rep. Harless, whose wife Patricia represented the same district from 2007-2016, seeks a second term. Boyd has served on the Texas Supreme Court since 2012. Feb. 28, 20208 AM. In short, no. The portal will have poll location information starting two days before Election Day. See Election governance in Texas for more detailed information about election and voting policy in the state, including voter list maintenance policies, provisional ballot rules, and post-election auditing practices.. Coronavirus and the 2020 election See also: Changes to election dates, procedures, and administration in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020 Commissioners Court voted to fold that role into a new elections administration office after the November election. 2020 voting in Texas: What to bring, where to vote and what's on the ballot It's a big election year. Sterett runs a data business serving oil and gas companies. Texas enables residents to vote in the days and weeks before an election to make the voting process more convenient and accessible. Texas 2020 Elections. Siegel, an attorney for the City of Austin, is making a second run for Congress after losing to Rep. McCaul by 4.3 percentage points in 2018. The Harris County Clerk’s Offices maintains and issues birth, death and marriage licenses, along with a database of property records, but its most visible role is administering elections. Moore is a licensed counselor who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rep. Dutton weathered a special election forced by a ghost candidate in the Democratic primary. Judge Richardson, elected to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 2014, is a former assistant U.S. attorney who also served in the Bexar County DA's office. As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and our events open to the public. Gov. Libraries, high schools and government offices in Texas should also have registration forms available to mail in.Or you can register in person at your county's voter registrar's office. You are leaving and going to the website of our trusted provider. This story was updated on Oct. 2 with new information about ballot drop-off locations. You'll be required to present a voter registration certificate, bank statement or paycheck to identify yourself. Rep. Garcia, one of the first Texas Latinas ever elected to Congress, is a former municipal court judge who has also served in city, county and state government. She worked in Texas public schools for nearly 20 years before becoming a Realtor in 2017. Voters who live in states with closed primaries are required to register with a political party in order to vote in that party’s primary. Abbott in October issued an order that limits each county to one in-person location for voters to drop off mail-in ballots. Brock said he would work to reduce government regulation, especially of alcohol and gambling, which he would like legalized. 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