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LWV Texas Public Statements

Published On 11/16/2022
The League of Women Voters of Texas and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly assert Texas election officials’ duty to maintain the proper voting ballot chain of custody as required by federal law, and to step in swiftly if those duties are not upheld.
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Published On 11/16/2022
The League of Women Voters of Texas completed its ninth review of county election websites and commends the 35 websites rated as “outstanding” and the 32 websites rated as “very good” We offer congratulations to these counties and celebrate all counties, large and small, which meet the needs of their voters.
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Published On 5/25/2022
It is hard to find the words to respond to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and 2 adults. The shooter bought one of the AR-15 style assault guns on May 17 (the day after he turned 18) from a licensed federal firearms dealer.
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Published On 5/3/2022
On May 2, 2022, Politico published a leaked draft opinion of the Supreme Court indicating the Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that found that women have a constitutional right to abortion. The proposed 98 page opinion authored by Justice Alito can be found at https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473. Five Justices, including Alito are shown as joining in the decision.

This opinion is not final, and it is expected that the official decision will be issued towards the end of the Court’s term in late June. In the meantime, abortion is still legal.
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Published On 4/22/2022
Austin, TX - Early voting for the 2022 Local and Special Constitutional Amendment Election begins Monday, April 25th and lasts through Tuesday, May 3rd. Election Day is May 7th, which is also the last day for Vote by Mail ballots to be received at election offices.
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Published On 4/7/2022
When the statewide rejection rate of ballots by mail is 12.4%, up from 1% in the 2020 election, there is something seriously wrong with our democracy. Just under 25,000 or one in eight vote by mail ballots were not counted in the primary election. This is the direct result of the anti-voter bill SB1 pushed through the Texas legislature and signed by the governor. It is appalling that our legislators choose to avoid their responsibility to the voters of Texas by not examining this high Vote By Mail rejection rate in the interim charges.
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Published On 3/17/2022
The US House Administration committee’s subcommittee on Elections held a hearing on Thursday March 17 about Voting in America: “Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot in Texas. The LWVTX submitted a statement for the record to the committee which included stories directly from Texas voters and the issues they faced in the recent primary following the enactment of SB1, the new law governing TX elections
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Published On 3/8/2022
We applaud the professionalism that the Harris County Election Administrator, Isabel Longoria, and her staff demonstrated during this very complicated and confusing election. That these challenges led to Ms. Longoria's resignation is unfortunate.
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Published On 3/8/2022
The League of Women Voters of Texas conducted its eighth review of all 254 Texas county election websites in February 2022 in preparation for the March 2022 Primary Election.
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Published On 3/2/2022
Texas held the first 2022 primary election in the nation under the additional stress of a new, massive election bill, Senate Bill 1, which created even more challenges for voters in Texas
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Published On 2/18/2022
LWV Texas Voters Guide Policies

Through our Voters Guide, the League seeks to educate voters about candidates and elections. For the 2022 Primary Election, we reached out to all candidates who are opposed in their races. Our policies regarding candidate responses are as follows:

Candidate replies are printed without editing or verification.
References to opponents or specific persons are not allowed.
In place of an inappropriate response, the Voters Guide will state “Candidate’s response did not meet the criteria listed in this Voters Guide.”
Videos that do not comply are removed.
Candidates who do not respond to our questionnaire by the print deadline are listed with the notation “No response received.” Their information may be in VOTE411.org.
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Published On 1/22/2022
One of the League’s favorite and most important endeavors is to register Texas voters. We have worked for years with state and local officials to register voters in high schools, colleges, on the street, and at naturalization ceremonies. We were recently told by the office of the Texas Secretary of State that the League needed to raise our own funds so that we have enough Texas state voter registration forms to register voters at naturalization ceremonies.
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Published On 1/22/2022
Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas and Campaign Legal Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State John Scott in response to his office’s practice of severely limiting voter registration forms provided to voter registration organizations in the state — in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. The letter notifies Scott of the League’s intent to sue if the state does not provide the needed registration forms to the League and other voter registration organizations. Texas does not provide an online registration option for new voters.
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Published On 1/4/2022
The League of Women Voters of Texas urges the Secretary of State to review the process by which people are identified as potential non-US citizens before more letters are sent out to prevent mass disenfranchisement.
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Published On 1/4/2022
Deadlines to Vote in the March Primary Election are approaching! The League of Women Voters of Texas provides information on new voting processes.
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Published On 12/13/2021
On Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at noon, the League of Women Voters of Texas will join The Arc of Texas, Disability Rights Texas, and REV UP Texas to present a free one-hour webinar to review the new election laws enacted by the 87th Texas Legislature. The presenters will focus on changes to vote by mail, curbside voting and giving assistance to voters. The goal of this webinar is to lessen the impact of election law changes felt by voters with disabilities and those over 65.
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Published On 12/10/2021
Today the US Supreme Court ruled in Whole Women's Health v. Jackson that abortion providers have the right to challenge a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks and deputizing private citizens to carry out the law.
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Published On 12/3/2021
Share tips to Help Voters with the New Election Laws which provides a short explanation of the new 2021 election laws.Voter education impacts voter turnout! Together we can motivate and encourage Texans to vote in every election.
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Published On 11/17/2021
League of Women Voters of Texas, joined partners of Fair Maps Texas Action Committee and other individuals, in filinga federal lawsuit, Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott.

This lawsuit challenges new Texas state legislative and Congressional district plans as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders violating both the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution. The suit details an inadequate redistricting process lacking transparency, which led to discriminatory voting maps that dilute the political power of communities of color, particularly Black, Latino, and Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters.
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Published On 10/22/2021
League of Women Voters of Texas’ Statement on Governor Abbott’s appointment of John Scott as Secretary of State.

The League of Women Voters of Texas welcomes the appointment by Governor Abbott of John Scott as interim Secretary of State, the Chief Election Officer for Texas.
One of the important duties of the Secretary of State’s job as Chief Election Officer is in assisting county election officials to run elections safely and securely in all 254 counties and ensuring all eligible Texans have the opportunity to vote. We look forward to continuing our good working relationship with the Secretary of State’s office.
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Published On 10/7/2021
LWVUS and LWVTX issued the following joint statement in response to the federal judge decision to block SB 8, the Texas bill banning any abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

“We commend the federal judge's intervention to temporarily block this bill that denies essential healthcare. This decision is a victory for women and all people in Texas who may become pregnant.”
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Published On 9/28/2021
Austin, TX - National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. Volunteers and organizations from all over the country, including Leagues across Texas, will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated activities to reach tens of thousands of voters. To find a way to get involved, go to LWVTexas/League Finder and discover how to join the fun with your local League!
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Published On 9/24/2021
AUSTIN--The League of Women Voters of Texas president, Grace Chimene, issued the following statement in response to the Texas Secretary of State ordering needless and partisan election reviews of the 2020 election in 4 Texas counties.

“Our 2020 election was above reproach. During recent legislative committee hearings on election bills, the Secretary of State’s office testified that the November 2020 election was smooth and secure. Yesterday, former president Trump demanded that Governor Abbott include more partisan election reviews on the agenda for the third special session. Shortly thereafter, the acting Secretary of State announced they are conducting a review of the 2020 election in 4 counties in Texas. The partisan call for election reviews is needless and a waste of time for our hard-working elections officials.
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Published On 9/20/2021
Fair Maps Texas will be hosting a virtual press event as the 87th (3) Special Legislative Session gavels in on Monday. The press conference will feature a diverse group of Texans from across the State who have been impacted by our current gerrymandered maps, those who are not usually included at the table when maps are being drawn. These Texans will be speaking on the need for a fair and open districting process, one that fully considers the vital input of communities most impacted. These Texans are calling for better representation, for it’s the same legislators that were elected under our heavily gerrymandered maps that are passing regressive policies that are hurting all people, especially poor and low-wealth Black, White, Hispanic, and Asian people.
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Published On 9/8/2021
During the last election cycle, Texans all over the state benefited from more voting opportunities, such as expansion of early voting, extended hours at the polling places, and more options to return vote-by-mail ballots. Texans want measures that that make elections safe and accessible. With the enactment of SB 1, these measures are now prohibited. SB 1 adds to the already overwhelming and complicated Texas election laws by using broad and confusing language, creating barriers to voting, and adding criminal offenses.
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Published On 9/3/2021
Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas and partner civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, challenging Senate Bill 1, an omnibus anti-voter bill expected to be signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott.
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Published On 9/1/2021
Last night, the US Supreme Court declined to rule on a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and those who aid a person in obtaining an abortion. League of Women Voters of the United States Board President Dr. Deborah Ann Turner and League of Women Voters of Texas President Grace Chimene issued the following joint statement in response...
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Published On 9/1/2021
The League of Women Voters of Texas president, Grace Chimene, issued the following statement in response to the Texas Legislature enacting the comprehensive election bill SB1.
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Published On 8/26/2021
"On this day the League of Women Voters of Texas celebrates advancements made towards achieving full political, economic, and social equality. It is a celebration of the trailblazers, visionaries, and suffragists who have worked towards equal rights for all. . ."
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Published On 7/29/2021
After more than five years of court battles between Texas voters, represented by the Texas Civil Rights Project and Waters & Kraus, LLP, and the state of Texas, a settlement has been reached in litigation against the state of Texas for violation of the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as the ‘motor voter’ law.
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Published On 7/28/2021
The League of Women Voters of Texas has long supported the nonpartisan selection of Texas judges at the appellate and Supreme Court levels. When judicial candidates must raise money to compete in our current partisan election system, the appearance of that money influencing their decision-making is hard to shake.
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Published On 7/16/2021
Angry at his party’s failure to pass a sweeping anti-voter law, last month Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunds the entire state legislature. The move endangers our democracy, undermines the will of Texans, and attacks the constitutional checks and balances on which our government depends.
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Published On 7/12/2021
The League of Women Voters of Texas president, Grace Chimene, issued the following statement in response to the failed legislative process that drove some legislators to leave Texas today.
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Published On 7/6/2021
To highlight the impact of Governor Abbott's veto of the legislative budget, the League of Women Voters of Texas filed an amicus curiae in In Re Chris Turner, et al. asking the Texas Supreme Court to void the Governor’s veto.
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Published On 7/2/2021
This July 4th weekend, I want to celebrate this country that I hold dear: the United States of America; the land of the free and the home of the brave. Yet, given recent events, I pause to consider: how united are we? Are we truly free? And are we brave enough?
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Published On 6/20/2021
League of Women Voters President Grace Chimene issued the following statement in response to Governor Abbott’s defunding the Texas legislature by vetoing Article X of the new state budget.

Governor Abbott's defunding of the legislature is dangerous to our democracy and undermines the will of the people and the constitutional set of checks and balances upon which our government is built.
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Published On 6/16/2021
The League of Women Voters of Texas letter to Vice President Harris as presented by Senator Menendez on 6.16.21.

The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) is proud to stand with you and so many others
who are committed to ensuring that the right to vote remains a critical pillar in our democratic
form of government. Only when all voters have the opportunity to participate in a free, fair, and
accessible election can we truly call ourselves a representative democracy.
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Published On 6/12/2021
Texans are sick and tired of mass shootings in our state. Loosening restrictions on guns is not the answer to gun violence!
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Published On 6/1/2021
League of Women Voters President Grace Chimene issued the following statement in response to Governor Abbott’s remarks about state legislature funding.
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Published On 5/31/2021
Time ran out on the Texas House floor last night due to a lack of quorum! At the end of the session, we need to celebrate and give credit to the many voting rights heroes who fought against this anti-voter legislation!
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Published On 5/3/2021
League of Women Voters of Texas president Grace Chimene issued the following statement in response to the passage of SB 7 in the Texas House of Representatives: "For democracy to work for all of us, it must include us all...
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Published On 2/18/2021
As millions of Texans are without power and water due to continuing severe weather conditions, the League of Women Voters of Texas calls on the Texas Legislature
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Published On 1/11/2021
LWVUS's call to action is an unprecedented decision for our organization.
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Published On 1/7/2021
January 7, 2021 - In light of the domestic terrorist attack at the Capitol of the United States yesterday, the League of Women Voters of Texas President Grace Chimene has issued the following statement:
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Published On 12/18/2020
The League of Women Voters of Texas recently published the 2020 Texas General County Election Website Review, which was conducted to assess how each county prepared for the November 2020 General Election.
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Published On 12/15/2020
Encouraging all eligible voters to participate in our elections and respecting the results should be the intention of all politicians. Unfortunately, that is not the case in Texas.
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Published On 11/16/2020
HOUSTON—Today, a federal judge ruled that votes cast by drive-thru polling in Harris County, Texas, will not be invalidated after a challenge to the state’s election plan. The League of Women Voters of Texas joined the case as intervenors along with the ACLU of Texas.
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Published On 11/2/2020
Late Sunday the League of Women Voters of Texas joined ACLU Texas to file a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit aimed at invalidating more than 120,000 drive-thru votes cast for Tuesday’s election. The League’s motion aims to ensure that all voters who utilized drive-thru polling sites to vote have their voices heard and their ballots counted.
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Published On 10/13/2020
SAN FRANCISCO —Late Thursday, a federal judge ruled in City of San Jose, California v. Trump that the president’s executive order to block undocumented individuals from being counted in the U.S. Census is unconstitutional.
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Published On 10/12/2020
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a stay in Richardson v. Texas Secretary of State, which denies voters a timely opportunity to cure their mail ballot in the 2020 general election. The decision reverses a September US District Court ruling that had required the State to notify voters within a day of their ballot being rejected due to a signature match issue and give them an opportunity to fix the mistake.
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Published On 10/6/2020
AUSTIN, TX—Today, the League of Women Voters of Texas, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), LULAC Texas, and two individual voters filed a lawsuit against Texas Governor Abbott in response to his proclamation that would dramatically limit options for Texas voters seeking to hand-deliver their completed absentee ballots for this fall’s election. In an order set to take effect today, Abbott announced on Thursday that each of Texas’s 254 counties can only have one absentee drop off location, regardless of geographic size or population.
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Published On 10/2/2020
TEXAS (October 1, 2020) – Joining together for a cause that’s bigger than Texas, 10 professional sports teams and five civic organizations throughout the state have launched the #TexasTeamUp campaign to drive unprecedented voter turnout during the 2020 election cycle.
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Published On 10/2/2020
A federal judge ruled on Friday evening that Governor Abbott’s Oct. 1 proclamation limiting drop-off locations for mail ballots to one per county discriminated against the elderly and disabled Texans, especially in more populous counties. These voters are most likely to request a mail-in ballot and to hand-deliver those ballots to ensure that their votes are counted.
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Published On 9/22/2020
Austin - On September 22, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Texas will celebrate National Voter Registration Day along with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November.
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Published On 9/9/2020
SAN ANTONIO, TX—Today, US District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that Texas must notify voters if their ballot has been marked for rejection due to a signature match issue and give them an opportunity to confirm their identity and save their ballot from rejection. The case, Richardson v. Texas Secretary of State, was brought last year by the League of Women Voters of Texas, Austin Justice Coalition, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, MOVE Texas Civic Fund, and individual plaintiffs Dr. George Richardson and Rosalie Weisfeld.
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Published On 9/1/2020
HOUSTON – A Harris County District court today rejected the Texas Attorney General’s injunction request, therefore allowing Harris County to send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters along with a pamphlet explaining who is eligible to vote by mail.
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Published On 9/1/2020
HOUSTON – Representing the League of Women Voters of Texas, the ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project filed a court brief supporting the Harris County Clerk’s decision to send vote-by-mail applications to every registered voter in Harris County, which is being challenged by the Texas Attorney General. In the brief, the organizations argue that sending out applications to vote by mail with instructions explaining who is eligible will educate and empower voters, especially those who do not have immediate or consistent access to online resources.
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Published On 9/1/2020
Austin, TX - The League of Women Voters of Texas's Voters Guide is highly respected as the gold standard for nonpartisan, trusted voter information. The Texas League's Voters Guide is available now online in two formats -- as a printable document on www.LWVTexas.org and on VOTE411.org, the League of Women Voters' interactive Voters Guide. The League of Women Voters has been a nonpartisan grassroots voter education organization for over 100 years. The League never supports or opposes any political party or candidate for elected office.
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Published On 8/26/2020
AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs and Grace Chimene, President of the League of Women Voters of Texas (LWV), today commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment became law on August 26, 1920. Women's Equality Day is celebrated annually on August 26th in recognition of the efforts of those who fought and sacrificed to make its passage a reality.
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Published On 7/31/2020
During this pandemic, the League of Women Voters of Texas supports any action that will encourage voting and keep everyone safe at the polls. “We applaud Governor Abbott’s extension of early voting for the November 3rd General Election,” announced Texas League President Grace Chimene. The extension will allow early voters to cast their ballots from Tuesday, October 13, 2020, through Friday, October 30, 2020. Voters will also be able to plan their trips to the polls to avoid peak times and long lines.
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Published On 7/31/2020
The League of Women Voters of Texas conducted its sixth survey of Texas county websites in July 2020. This review was narrow in scope, focusing the information counties are providing voters regarding the impact of COVID-19 on voting and elections. Thirty counties ranked "Outstanding" in this review. Reviews for each county are available.
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Published On 7/10/2020
Austin - When Governor Abbott issued his requirement to wear face masks, he specifically exempted polling places. His statement on that issue: not having a mask should not impede a voter’s constitutional right to vote. "The League of Women Voters agrees!" said League president Grace Chimemen, "Every voter should be able to vote safely: if a voter does not have a mask, one should be provided when stepping into the polling place!"
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Published On 6/22/2020
The League of Women Voters Guide is available now!
The Texas Primary Runoff Election is July 14th - less than a month away!

Vote by mail ballots are arriving in mailboxes across Texas! Early voting starts next Monday, June 29th.
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Capitol Action Report

Published On 9/17/2021
The Third Texas Special Session Starts September 20th!

Read the blogs our issue chairs' blogs to keep up with the latest information:
Voting Rights and Election Law - Please note anti-voter bill SB1 doesn’t go into effect until December! LWVUS supports new US Senate voting rights bill, the Freedom to Vote Act.
Redistricting - Public Input hearings are going on now!
Women’s Health Updates on the lawsuits & an informative video that explains an obgyn's perspective.
Equal Opportunity Updates soon on equality for children who are transgender.
Public Education - anti-Critical Race Theory bills.
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Published On 9/13/2021
Governor Abbot has called the 3rd Special Session of the 87th Legislature to begin Monday, Sept. 20. The main job will be redistricting for US Representative districts, Texas Senate and House districts, and State Board of Education districts based on the new census data.

However the governor has also added a few other items to the agenda, including:
• Bills to ban transgender students from participating in University Interscholastic League athletics. (Read our testimony against this bill from the 2nd special session).
• Bills to state whether a local government entity can mandate vaccines (we testified against the bill to ban mask mandates, which died in the last special session).
We will testify against this legislation based on our Equal Opportunity and State/Local Relations positions. Watch for Action Alerts!
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Published On 9/7/2021
Your Texas legislators need to hear from you about redistricting!
The Texas Legislature is about to embark on the 2021 Redistricting Cycle, and both the House and Senate Redistricting Committees have scheduled virtual public input hearings that will take place over the next two weeks.


Public comments at the Committee hearings will be used to assist the Legislature when it draws district boundaries. Speaking up about your community is critical to ensuring district lines are drawn to keep your community whole and grouped with nearby communities with similar interests. This ensures that your voice is heard by your elected leaders across all kinds of government decisions.
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Published On 9/1/2021
Governor Abbott demanded a major omnibus bill to restrict access to voting and elections before the regular session began January 12, 2021. It took the entire regular session (140 days), and almost two whole special sessions for it to arrive on his desk August 31.
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Published On 8/20/2021
Take Action! Your Online Testimony is Needed Now! After some Democratic House members returned on Thursday, the House now has a quorum. The House immediately scheduled hearings on the bills the Senate had passed earlier.
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Published On 8/16/2021
Special Session #2 - the League Explains All!
The COVID epidemic should be the main topic in the 2nd Special Session!
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Published On 7/26/2021
Status of the Special Session(s): The Senate committees continued to meet and vote out bills through July 16, but the House suspended all committee meetings due to the lack of a quorum. Most Democrats have gone to Washington, D.C. to work for the “For the People” voting rights act.
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Published On 7/12/2021
Take Action Now! Expecting a vote on HB 3 at anytime. Threats to voting rights are front and center in this special session. During the regular session, we helped stop the omnibus election bill in the House.
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Published On 7/9/2021
The Special Session Began Yesterday! Governor Abbot issued his proclamation setting the agenda for the first Special Session beginning July 8. It contains ten items, including elections, reforming the bail system, both of which did not pass the regular session, and funding for the Legislature, which he vetoed from the budget.
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Published On 7/2/2021
Protect the Freedom to Vote for Voters with Disabilities! We must protect safe and accessible elections for all! The voting legislation proposed during the regular session not only changed the definition of disability, but also added new requirements to mail-in ballots, made personal assistants liable for criminal offenses, and introduced new curbside voting procedures that would make it extremely difficult for people with disabilities to vote.
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Published On 6/30/2021
87th Texas Legislature Special Session Begins July 8! We will continue our Capitol Action Reports with Action Alerts during each special session to keep you informed and connected to needed action.
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Published On 5/31/2021
For lack of a quorum, time ran out on anti-voter SB 7 last night! The League of Women Voters of Texas partnered with local, state, and national organizations to provide support to legislators who understood the negative impact of this bill.
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Published On 5/24/2021
This is the last full week of work for the Legislators. Most bills have had hearings, are on the Calendars, and voting continues. Wednesday, May 26, is a pivotal day when all bills must have had their third readings.
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Published On 5/17/2021
We are almost at the end of a very difficult legislative session for the League.
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Published On 5/10/2021
There are only three weeks left in the 87th Legislative Session!
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Published On 4/26/2021
While Medicaid expansion was looking closer than ever, the House voted it down (68-80) in their budget vote on April 22, so we don't know what will happen to these bills. Our coalition partner Every Texan has put out out a summary/comparison
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Published On 4/19/2021
Thanks for Your Support! Our Take Action Alerts have been wildly successful. Over 62,000 emails from League members and supporters have been sent to members of the Texas Legislature!
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Published On 4/12/2021
We are halfway through the 87th Texas Legislature. We anticipate a few wins and, maybe, a few significant losses. We must keep the pressure on our legislators!
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Published On 3/29/2021
Give a shout-out to League members who testify at the Capitol!
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Published On 3/22/2021
The League at the Capitol, Janet Imhoff, Vice President Advocacy
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Published On 3/15/2021
Lege Leaders Offer Solutions in Search of Problems Cinde Weatherby, Voting & Elections Issue Chair
Take Action on SB 7 today!
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Published On 3/8/2021
The League at the Capitol by Janet Imhoff, Vice President Advocacy

The Aftermath of the Big Freeze!
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Published On 2/22/2021
The Big Freeze! Janet Imhoff, Vice President Advocacy
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Published On 2/15/2021
Is This the Year Texas Will Expand Medicaid?
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Published On 2/8/2021
The Governor's Priorities by Janet Imhoff, Vice President Advocacy
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Published On 1/25/2021
It is a long-standing League tradition for members to walk the halls of the Texas Capitol and talk with their Representatives and Senators about the League's priority issues at the beginning of each Texas Legislative session.
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Published On 1/18/2021
The 87th Texas Legislative Session Begins!
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Action News

Published On 5/2/2022
Action News! is the monthly newsletter for the League of Women Voters of Texas, published on the first Monday of every month.
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League Updates on: Voting rights and election law, redistricting, National Voter Registration Day, and more!
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Published On 8/3/2021
Support our American democracy by sharing your voting stories! Let's celebrate a democracy where we can change our political leaders in a peaceful manner through the process of voting.
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Published On 7/6/2021
Special Session Starts July 8!
Imagine America without a free and fair democracy.
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Published On 6/7/2021
What an exciting end to the 87th Legislative Session! Thank you so much for being with us every step of the way.
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Published On 5/3/2021
Thank you for using the Texas League's Action Alerts to voice your concerns to your Texas Legislators about the issues that are important to you!

If you would like to keep up-to-date on these issues, sign up to receive Texas League newsletters! You may sign up below and you can unsubscribe at any time.
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Published On 4/5/2021
President's Message: Democracy is Good for Business!
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Published On 3/1/2021
President's Message - You Just Never Know
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Published On 2/1/2021
Great things are happening on the national front. There is positive movement on League priorities at the national level. There is already good news on health care with a special open enrollment period for the ACA and action on climate change. We are hopeful for the passage of much-needed voting reforms in HR 1, the For the People Act bill, restoring the Voting Rights Act, and fair redistricting with the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
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Published On 1/4/2021
The President's Message; A True Democracy
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Published On 12/7/2020
The Texas elections are over and now we move into our work in advocacy, supporting our positions, for the 87th Legislative session which opens January 12, 2021.
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Published On 11/2/2020
11.2.2020 The large numbers of votes by mail means tallying the election results will obviously take longer than it has in the past.
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Published On 10/5/2020
I’m going to let you in on a secret on how I overcome my apprehension that our democracy is at risk. I am a retired pediatric nurse practitioner. When a child is sick, bleeding, or hurt, I review the history, do an examination, make an assessment and take action to support that child. I won’t stand by when I’m worried our democracy is in trouble and neither will you!
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Published On 9/7/2020
The election is almost here! And it is confusing! Be the person who knows the answers!

It is time for you to talk about voting and elections with everyone you know! This month I am talking with the media, communities of faith, sororities, educators, nonprofits, and many other organizations. I’m sharing the Leagues’ trusted voter information. And you can, too!
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Published On 8/3/2020
For the last year, I have been looking forward to August 26, 2020, and the centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment. I imagined parades of women dressed as suffragists marching with banners celebrating the suffrage heroines of the past we all know as well as the African American and Latina voting rights activists we are finally learning more about. Instead, I look on with respect at the new civil rights heroes and heroines of today who are leading the peaceful protests for basic human and civil rights, in Texas and across the country.
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Published On 7/6/2020
When Governor Abbott issued his requirement to wear face masks, he specifically exempted polling places. His statement on that issue: not having a mask should not impede a voter’s constitutional right to vote. We agree!
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Published On 6/1/2020
The League of Women Voters of Texas stands with the mourners and protesters across the the US (and around the world) who were horrified by the death of yet another African American at the hands of a police officer.
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Published On 6/30/2021
87th Texas Legislature Special Session Begins July 8! We will continue our Capitol Action Reports with Action Alerts during each special session to keep you informed and connected to needed action.
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Published On 6/12/2021
The Governor works for you! Contact Gov Abbott today - demand a veto to permitless carry.
LWV Texas Statement on Mass Shooting in Austin.
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Published On 3/17/2021
Take action with the League of Women Voters!
Due to the pandemic, there is limited access to our elected officials at the Texas Capitol. We need your help more than ever!
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LWV Texas in the News

Published On 12/1/2022
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Equity Action claims video and audio recordings show canvassers claiming to work for Equity Action asking for signatures on a petition.

“There are people circulating a petition in our community collecting signatures, and they’re doing so falsely in our name,” said Equity Action Board President Chris Harris, adding he believes these canvassers are trying to tap into early voting crowds.

Harris said the new petition is titled “Austin Police Oversight Act.”
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Published On 11/8/2022
Seniors in Independence Heights deal with uncertainty

10:30 a.m.: Lack of visible campaign signs and unfamiliar poll workers are deterring senior citizens from voting at Independence Heights, Tanya Debose, a local community advocate, said.

"People in our community are used to seeing campaign signs," Debose said. "The people who are working the polls are not from the community. Our senior citizens are feeling very afraid this may not be the poll that they can vote at anymore."

Something as simple as not having campaign signs visible at polling locations can be intimidating to people who are used to being able to go to polls at their grandchildren's schools.

Rev. Jerome Nickerson said he's "angry and frustrated" about what's going on in his community, including Kennedy Elementary not having campaign or direction signs in front of the building at 10:30 a.m.

"First of all (senior voters) couldn't find which door to go in," Nickerson said.
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Published On 11/8/2022
HOUSTON – KPRC 2 teamed up with the League of Women Voters to answer questions on Election Day, discussing everything you needed to know before heading to the polls. https://www.lwv.org/

Volunteers handled the phone banks set up in our studios, taking calls from viewers.

KPRC 2′s Zach Lashway spoke to Dr. Annie Johnson Benifield, president of the League of Women Voters, throughout our morning and afternoon broadcasts.

See recaps of the conversations and the volunteers in action.

Are you having any issues while trying to cast a ballot? Give us a call during our Election Day phone bank in collaboration with the League of Women Voters Houston and Telemundo Houston at (713) 778-8920 (English) or (713) 778-8930 (Spanish).

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you registered to vote by Oct. 11 and meet all other requirements, you have a right to cast a ballot as long as you’re in line at a polling location by 7 p.m.
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Published On 11/8/2022
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls wanted to emphasize the importance of voting.

Betty Richie, President of the League of Women Voters, said that every vote counts especially in midterms. Midterms are known to be less popular among voters, but Wichita County has plenty of important issues on the ballot.

You can find polling locations here.
https://www.newschannel6now.com/2022/11/07/where-vote-november-2022-election/
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Published On 11/8/2022
Video: League of Women Voters hosts phone bank at KPRC 2 for Election Day
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Published On 11/8/2022
Video: League of Women Voters joins KPRC 2 for Election Phone Bank
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Published On 11/7/2022
When Annie Johnson-Benifield was growing up in Beatrice, Ala., population 200, the right to vote was not only elusive but also illegal for her parents and other Black citizens.

Her parents did not have the right to vote until their 50s, and her mother, who died in 2021 at age 103, cast a ballot right up until 2020.

That's why Johnson-Benifield fights so hard for the right to vote for all citizens now.

As head of the League of Women Voters Houston, Johnson-Benifield is the first person of color to lead the organization in its 102-year history. The nonpartisan civic organization's goal is to empower voters and defend democracy. While the league conducts voter registration events, particularly with naturalization ceremonies, it does not endorse or support political candidates or parties.

"Voting rights is not a partisan issue," she said. "Every citizen should have the opportunity to engage and have his/her voice heard in the political process by casting a ballot
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Published On 11/4/2022
Let’s get real.

The vast majority of us here in Victoria County can find time to vote.

If you waited to the last minute, or rather day, to cast your ballot, the bad news is that, like a lot of us, you’re a procrastinator. Good luck with that.

But there’s also some great news. Victoria County voters are blessed with an abundance of polling locations, and even if voters find themselves in line during the busiest time and location, they won’t have to wait for long.

On Election Day, 29 polling locations will be open for voters, who can show up at any one of those, regardless of where they live in the county. In fact, there are so many polling locations — in churches, fire stations, schools and other areas — that county commissioners had discussed reducing their number because some had so few voters show up.
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Published On 11/2/2022
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot ran for the office in 2018 with plans to make the criminal justice system more fair. He aimed to address disparities in arrests and prosecutions for people of color, who live in poverty or struggle with mental illness.

He instituted two policies that have become hallmarks of his term: He stopped prosecution of misdemeanor thefts — if they were for essential items, like food and diapers — and misdemeanor amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Creuzot, a Democrat, is running for reelection this November to continue what he started.

Faith Johnson, a Republican who preceded him in the office, is running to undo his policies. She says she can reduce disproportionate outcomes without ignoring parts of state law.

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Johnson — the county’s first Black female district attorney — to the role in December 2016 after the elected DA, Susan Hawk, resigned because of health problems. Abbott endorsed Johnson last month.
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Published On 10/31/2022
The following editorial published in The Dallas Morning News on Oct. 26:

True democracy requires participation. Not just from voters, but from politicians.

But if there’s one thing we’ve learned this political cycle, it’s that too many North Texas politicians, and especially GOP politicians, will go out of their way to avoid dealing with questions they don’t want to answer or people who might disagree with them.

It starts with debates and forums. Once upon a time, it was customary for politicians to face their opponents a few times in front of a few different audiences.

But an increasing number of political candidates just skipped forums that make them answerable to the public. That’s among the troubling trends we spotted after more than a month of interviewing candidates, and inviting them — sometimes cajoling them — into giving our readers answers about where they stand on important policy issues. Many are simply opting out of the political process.
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Published On 10/31/2022
Bexar County residents can vote for everything from governor to comptrollers in the midterms

Commercials, billboards and signs scattered across highways and front lawns are a clear indicator to anyone passing through San Antonio that elections are coming up.

Trinity students can vote at Lion’s Field, Olmos Park and San Antonio College’s Victory Center during the early voting period. On Oct. 28, students can arrive at Coates Student Center for free transportation to and from Lion’s Field polling center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Any registered voter in Texas can head to a nearby polling location and vote early from now until Nov. 4. If you can’t vote early, election day is Nov. 8. The Alamo Convocation Center is another polling location where students can vote in addition to Olmos Park City Hall, Lion’s Field and the San Antonio College Victory Center in the midterm elections this year.
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Published On 10/30/2022
Glenn Hegar — Republican

Campaign Website: glennhegar.com

Rainy Day Fund: What is the optimal amount to be held in the Rainy Day Fund? How would you balance paying down the state’s debt vs. responding to urgent needs?

Texas is blessed to have a strong Rainy Day Fund, which is designed and should be used to smooth out the state’s revenues during an economic downturn, to assist in a disaster, and for one-time expenses that are strategic for Texas’ economic health and well-being. I fought to manage these dollars more effectively to guard against inflation and protect them for generations.
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Published On 10/28/2022
Aaron Peña – Republican

Campaign Website: aaronpena.com

Ethics: Since judicial candidates solicit donations and raise money to be elected, how can voters be assured that campaign donations will not impact how judges interpret the law and/or review lower court decisions?

Transparency, strong judicial ethics, judicial ethics oversight and an informed and discerning electorate are essential to maintaining the integrity of the court. Some legislative oversight over campaign donations may be considered if abuses arise. Judicial candidates and judges should always strive not to give even the appearance of impropriety.
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Published On 10/28/2022
AUSTIN, Texas — Texans are lining up to cast early voting ballots. But experts say they’re probably not looking at newspaper endorsements before they do.
“I think voters don’t care much about endorsements. I think voters worry more than ever that endorsements are indicators of bias in the news,” said Kristie Bunton, the dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Bunton said if a voter doesn’t understand that the news and editorial wings of a newspaper are separate, they might assume the papers swing left or right based on their endorsements.

“It has long been the case that voters and readers don’t understand the difference between the news coverage function and the opinion and editorial function, and I think today that distinction is blurred even further for them,” Bunton said. “If it’s done properly, an endorsement is not at all an indication of bias by the news organization.
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Published On 10/28/2022
The Republican candidate for Dallas County District Attorney, Faith Johnson, vowed to pursue the death penalty, if elected, for the man accused of killing two Methodist Dallas Medical Center employees Saturday.

“Based on ... the reports that’s coming out now with that Methodist hospital shooting, I will seek the death penalty on that case,” Johnson said in a candidate forum Friday hosted by the League of Women Voters of Dallas and the North Texas Commission.

Johnson tried to differentiate herself from incumbent John Creuzot, a Democrat, by pointing to Creuzot’s record on the death penalty. She has previously questioned his stance on capital punishment while on her campaign trail.

Creuzot has not sought the death penalty in any case during his four years in office. He has said he is not anti-death penalty, but carefully considers how long it takes from trial to execution, the cost spent on appeals and whether a jury would choose capital punishment. He pointed to a Florida jury’
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Published On 10/26/2022
Texas ranks 46th in the country for voting access, falling one spot since 2020. Voting access refers to how easy it is to register and to vote.

Only four states — Wisconsin, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Hampshire — rank below the Lone Star state. Among the easiest places to vote are Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Hawaii and Colorado.

The rankings are part of the 2022 Cost of Voting Index, a nonpartisan study that aims to quantify the cost of voting in terms of time and resources.

This year’s index is the first since Texas and other states passed a flurry of new election laws following the 2020 election. But state election law maneuvering has done little to appease voters on either side, the study’s authors wrote.

“Many of the new laws are unnecessary, lack substance, and create confusion,” the study says. “Many county election officials are scrambling to keep up with the changes.”
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Published On 10/26/2022
A slideshow with information about Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia's support for law enforcement funding has been removed from early voting locations in East Harris County following a complaint that it promoted Garcia's candidacy.

Garcia is running for reelection against former Commissioner Jack Morman.
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Published On 10/24/2022
Texas now has almost 17.7 million voters — 1.9 million more than four years ago, when Gov. Greg Abbott won re-election.

New voter registration totals from the Texas Division of Elections show the state’s voter rolls are continuing to grow even faster than the population. While the state’s population has grown about 7 percent since 2018, voter registrations have grown about 12 percent.

Nowhere has the surge been bigger than in Harris County, where 230,000 people have been added to the voter rolls since 2018. Tarrant and Bexar counties are next, with more than 130,000 more voters than four years ago. All three counties voted Democratic in the 2020 presidential election.

The result is that at least 1 of every 5 voters in Texas never cast a general election ballot in the Lone Star State prior to 2014 — a remarkable wild card in a state that had stable politics and a slow stream of new voters for a generation before that.
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Published On 10/24/2022
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Despite rainy weather, North Texas voters head to the polls for early voting
Mon, October 24, 2022 at 5:44 PM
The rain didn't stop North Texas voters from heading to the polls for the start of early voting in the midterm election. The biggest races involve statewide seats as well as district-based elections for the U.S. House, the Texas Legislature and city and county leaders.
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Published On 10/24/2022
TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL) — Early voting ahead of the November 2022 midterm elections gets underway on Monday, October 24, 2022, with Election Day taking place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Before Texomans head to their county’s polling locations to vote, the KFDX, KJTL, and Texoma’s Homepage team want to ensure voters are informed in all local and statewide elections before their ballots are cast.

To that end, Your Local Election Headquarters proudly presents our official guide to early voting in Texoma for the November 2022 midterm elections.
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Published On 10/24/2022
Looks like many of the GOP incumbents and first-time office-seekers got the memo.

What memo you ask? The one that said “don’t respond” to legitimate, nonpartisan, recognized sources seeking to provide helpful information needed to cast an informed vote.

As was noted in the Denton Record-Chronicle’s Oct. 22-23 editions, “SHRUGS go to ... the candidates on the ballot in Denton County who either didn’t respond — or even canceled interviews — for the Denton Record Chronicle’s many election previews.”

They didn’t take advantage of the free opportunity to inform the local electorate of their views on important issues. I found it most unfortunate and puzzling that two GOP candidates new to area voters, Ronny Jackson and Richard Hayes, chose not to provide any information about their qualifications or views.
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Published On 10/24/2022
KENS 5o 7 p.m. except on Sunday, Oct. 30 when they're open from noon to 7 p.m. Voters can go to any of the 99 polling locations in the county where they're registered.

SAN ANTONIO — The first day of early voting in Texas is in the books. In Bexar County, more than 31,000 people voted on Oct. 24.

The Encino and John Igo libraries experienced steady lines all day.

To help keep things moving, people are being encouraged to look at sample ballots ahead of time as it can take about 10 minutes to get through all the races and propositions.

The vice president of voter services for the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area (LWVSA), Glenda Wolin, says the wait is well worth it.
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Published On 10/24/2022
Texas now has almost 17.7 million voters — 1.9 million more than four years ago, when Gov. Greg Abbott won re-election.

New voter registration totals from the Texas Division of Elections show the state’s voter rolls are continuing to grow even faster than the population. While the state’s population has grown about 7 percent since 2018, voter registrations have grown about 12 percent.


Nowhere has the surge been bigger than in Harris County, where 230,000 people have been added to the voter rolls since 2018. Tarrant and Bexar counties are next, with more than 130,000 more voters than four years ago. All three counties voted Democratic in the 2020 presidential election.

The result is that at least 1 of every 5 voters in Texas never cast a general election ballot in the Lone Star State prior to 2014 — a remarkable wild card in a state that had stable politics and a slow stream of new voters for a generation before that.
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Published On 10/23/2022
LListeners are invited to phone in questions for candidates for Bryan city and school offices when KEOS Community Radio and the League of Women Voters Brazos Valley present their second candidate forum at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The forum will be broadcast live from the KEOS studios at 202 E. Carson St. in Bryan. KEOS is broadcast at 89.11 FM.
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Published On 10/23/2022
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As early voting nears for Texans, hundreds of people were inspired to ensure their voices were heard at Emancipation Park on Saturday afternoon.

The League of Women Voters "Early Voting Rally" brought out several people who were already registered to vote but wanted to assure they make it to the polls.

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda came to the park in Houston's East End to support Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo days ahead of early voting for general and special elections, ABC13's partner the Houston Chronicle reported.

"I thank you for helping to elect this brave, tiny little woman," Fonda said in front of over 50 Hidalgo supporters.

The crowd was full of people passionate about getting out to vote, not for any particular candidate or party.
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Published On 10/23/2022
Debra Lehrmann - REPUBLICAN

Campaign Website: Justicedebralehrmann.com

Ethics: Since judicial candidates solicit donations and raise money to be elected, how can voters be assured that campaign donations will not impact how judges interpret the law and/or review lower court decisions?

As senior justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, and after many years of judicial service, I have a proven record of fairly and impartially applying the law in every case. It is critical that we consistently and rigorously apply the rule of law across the board, to supporters and non-supporters alike. The risk diminishes when judges employ sound and stable methods, as I have for many years.
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Published On 10/23/2022
Video: Rally held at Emancipation Park ahead of early voting
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Published On 10/23/2022
The nine-member Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state’s highest appellate court for all decisions on Texas criminal matters. But its pivotal role in Texas’ legal system does not mean it’s easy for voters to find information on the five candidates running for three seats on the court in November.

“The judicial elections in Texas are invisible to most voters, and so voters tend to vote for their partisanship or they tend to vote for incumbent judges whose names they might recognize,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University.
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Published On 10/22/2022
Video: Decision 2022: League of Women voters urge residents to get out and vote
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Published On 10/22/2022
The nine-member Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the state’s highest appellate court for all decisions on Texas criminal matters. But its pivotal role in Texas’ legal system does not mean it’s easy for voters to find information on the five candidates running for three seats on the court in November.

“The judicial elections in Texas are invisible to most voters, and so voters tend to vote for their partisanship or they tend to vote for incumbent judges whose names they might recognize,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University.

With high-profile races for Texas governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general grabbing the attention of Texans, voters tend to rely on their party affiliation in these low-information, down-ballot races.
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Published On 10/21/2022
AUSTIN, Texas — High-profile federal and state races aren’t the only political contests that will be decided in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Many communities across the state will be choosing local leaders on Election Day.

All Texans, including those in unincorporated territories, live in a county and public school district, which provide public services. They also set local tax rates that determine homeowners’ property tax bills.

Several county seats and school board positions will be on ballots. Texans living in cities may also see candidates for city council and mayor. Some voters may have a say on local propositions for bonds, which allow governments to take on debt to fund projects, or to increase tax revenue.

“Local elections really impact people’s lives,” said Joyce LeBombard, president of the League of Women Voters of Texas.
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Published On 10/21/2022
High-profile federal and state races aren’t the only political contests that will be decided in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Many communitis across Texas will be choosing local leaders on Election Day. Early voting begins Monday Oct. 24 and continues through Friday Nov. 4.

All Texans, including those in unincorporated territories, live in a county and public school district, which provide public services. They also set local tax rates that determine homeowners’ property tax bills.

Several county seats and school board positions will be on ballots. Texans living in cities may also see candidates for city council and mayor. Some voters may have a say on local propositions for bonds, which allow governments to take on debt to fund projects, or to increase tax revenue.

“Local elections really impact people’s lives,” said Joyce LeBombard, president of the League of Women Voters of Texas.
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Published On 10/21/2022
Video: League of women voters of Houston to host early voting rally
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Published On 10/21/2022
Editor’s note: To help voters learn more about the state-level candidates in the Nov. 8 election, the Advocate is printing profiles provided by the League of Women Voters in contested races.

Dawn Buckingham, Republican

Campaign website: dawnbuckingham.com

Allocation of federal funds: When federal funds for natural disaster relief are allocated, how would you ensure that communities with the highest needs are prioritized?

When catastrophe strikes the Texas coast, I’ll be there every step of the way to help Texans recover.

I grew up in a small town along the Texas coast, so I know firsthand just how devastating a major hurricane can be and what people need in its aftermath. As Land Commissioner, I’ll make sure the GLO is fully prepared to respond to catastrophic storms that impact our coast.


The Alamo: As the head of the agency that manages the Alamo, what story should it tell?
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Published On 10/21/2022
Many Texans are headed to the polls this election season to vote for the next governor. But there's also a long list of other important races, like the race for the next Williamson County judge and the races for the Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD school boards.
It can be overwhelming, but we've got you covered.
Here’s what you need to know to vote in Williamson County.
Am I registered to vote?
First, make sure you’re registered. Go here to verify your registration.
What’s on my ballot?
Williamson County residents will see a mix of statewide and local races on their ballot.
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Published On 10/21/2022
WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Several important decisions face Texas voters in the 2022 midterm elections, and a statewide nonprofit organization wants voters to be informed before they head to the polls to cast their ballots on November 8, 2022.

Each election year, the League of Women Voters of Wichita County releases a non-partisan voters guide with details on each race, and each candidate for every represented party running in those races.
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Published On 10/20/2022
The Texas League of Women Voters has released its nonpartisan Voters Guide to the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election. The Guide offers a wealth of information on the candidates in each race, as well as helpful tips on: Voting by Mail, Early Voting, Voter ID, and what you should do in the case of Voter Harassment. The Guide is available in both English and Spanish versions online at https://lwvtexas.org/voters-guide
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Published On 10/20/2022
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The League of Women Voters of Texas wants to remind all eligible voters that early voting for the 2022 General Election begins on Monday, Oct. 24, and ends on Nov. 4.

According to an LWVTX press release, voters can vote in person, or by using Vote by Mail during early voting and on election day. Officials state that Election Day is the last day offices will accept ballots on Nov. 8.

LWVTX said in the release that VOTE411.org is a way voters can prepare for Election time by comparing candidates, making their choices, and printing out their selections for their ballot.

“There is a lot of misinformation and disinformation in the public domain, meant to diminish people’s faith in our democracy. The League will stand and defend democracy by giving voters the reliable, trustworthy tools they need to vote confidently. Both VOTE411.org and the League website contain the information on candidates all voters need!
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Published On 10/20/2022
Many Texans are headed to the polls this election season to vote for the next governor. But there's also a long list of other important races, like the race for the next Hays County judge or the mayor of San Marcos.

It can be overwhelming, but we've got you covered. Here’s what you need to know to vote in Hays County.

Am I registered to vote?

First, make sure you’re registered. Go here to verify your registration.

What’s on my ballot?

Hays County residents will see a mix of statewide and local races on their ballot.

A few big statewide ones are:

Governor
Lieutenant governor
Attorney general
Railroad commissioner
Agriculture commissioner
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Published On 10/19/2022
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — It’s the highest court in Texas, but there’s been little talk about the justices’ races for the Texas Supreme Court this November.

The state Supreme Court hears cases ranging from consumers against businesses, civil rights and government law to controversial topics like abortion and immigration.

In fact, a case concerning abortion is going before the Texas Supreme Court for oral arguments: Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity vs. Right to Life East Texas. This order was released Friday.
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Published On 10/18/2022
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — It’s the highest court in Texas, but there’s been little talk about the justices’ races for the Texas Supreme Court this November.

The state Supreme Court hears cases ranging from consumers against businesses, civil rights and government law to controversial topics like abortion and immigration.

In fact, a case concerning abortion is going before the Texas Supreme Court for oral arguments: Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity vs. Right to Life East Texas. This order was released Friday.

Another recent case that’s already gone before the court was the Grassroots Leadership Inc. vs. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

“We [my law firm] represented the mothers of several children who were detained in these immigration facilities. It is very harmful for the children,” Amy Warr, an attorney for Grassroots, said.
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Published On 10/17/2022
Host Khambrel Marshall sits down with Annie Johnson Benifield, Ph.D, of League of Women Voters of Houston where she says the league “continues to do what it has always done.”
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Published On 10/10/2022
The League of Women Voters of San Antonio has released its free 2022 Voters Guide for the mid-term election on November 8th, allowing for a quick study of the candidates before election day.

Not all candidates responded to questions from the league.

There are a lot of candidates on the ballot, and voting for all the candidates from one political party all at once is not an option. You have to work your way through each race to vote a straight ticket.

Maduh Sridhar, the president of the league, said if voters do their homework on the candidates in advance, they will spend less time at a voting booth.

She said the guide is especially a big help on all those lesser-known judge candidates. Sridhar said the league asks the candidates questions about the issues and the candidates write in their own answers.

"It's (an) unedited version, so we don't take out anything ... they have written," she said. "If their spellings are wrong, you will find the wrong spellings there.
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Published On 10/10/2022
Intersession was a topic during last week’s League of Women Voters’ school board candidate forum.

There were candidates for, some against and one who noted there isn’t the data available to know if the weeks made available to provide intervention to struggling students were effective.

Elections for three of the seven Midland ISD school board seats will take place Nov. 8. Early voting will start Oct. 24.

Brandon Hodges, a candidate for the District 5 seat, almost ended the debate before it started, noting “I haven’t seen any data come from Midland ISD that says whether intersession helped.” It was a point that other candidates couldn’t debate. Last year was the first at Midland ISD that weeks in the fall and spring were allotted for intersession.

Hodges did say that he thought the district would have been better off investing dollars in reading specialists but was willing to let the data help make up his mind.
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Published On 10/10/2022
There are less than 30 days until the Nov. 8 midterm election in Texas, and Tuesday is the last day to register to vote.
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/vote/how-to-register-to-vote-in-texas/287-496e9eac-8d60-4ca5-99e7-5f4b59c95cfb

Over the weekend and into Tuesday, the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Dallas held registration drives. It’s a final push to encourage people to register.

Diane Tasian, the president of the LWV in Dallas, told WFAA the voter registration is only the first step.

"It’s full steam ahead until November 8th,” Tasian said. “We’re in churches, we’re in supermercados, we’re allover town.”

Tuesday, the non-partisan group held registration drives at the El Centro Campus and Richland College.

At Richland College, Tasian said they registered 79 new voters. Between Saturday and Tuesday's turnout -- Tasian said LWV has turned in about 300 voter registration forms.
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Published On 10/10/2022
Need to check your voter registration status?

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the deadline in Texas to register to vote in the upcoming midterm election. It’s also the last day you can make changes to voter information, like your address.

Registration applications must be submitted in-person or by mail. If you’re mailing it in, it must be postmarked by the Oct. 11 deadline.

Completed forms can also be dropped off at your county’s election office. but that must be done before the close of business on Oct. 11.

“I’d probably say at least about 100 have come today,” said Edna Morris, chief deputy elections administrator in Smith County. “We’ve had quite a few people (registering to vote) come in today.”

And that was the count at the Smith County Elections Office as of 1:45 Monday afternoon, ahead of Tuesday’s registration deadline.

“It’s important that you make sure that your address is in the correct district, so that you can vote on the candidates ...
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Published On 10/10/2022
NORTH TEXAS WBAP/KLIF News ) – The last day to register to vote in the November midterm elections is hours away and advocates are urging eligible residents to make sure they’re covered.

Tuesday, October 11, is the deadline to register online and in person or to have your mail-in form post marked.

The League of Women Voters Texas CEO Joyce Lebombard said she’d like to see more residents show up at the polls.

“Texas always lags many other states in election turnout and there’s so much at stake. Everyone should have their voice heard,” she said.

There are some other key dates to remember.

October 28 is the last date to request an absentee ballot.

Early voting starts October 24 and ends November 4.

Election day is November 8.
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Published On 10/7/2022
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo League of Women Voters is reminding those that the deadline to register to vote or to update to vote is near.

The deadline is October 11, to register to vote or to update your voter registration after a name change or address change.

The League will be hosting voter registration drives at the following times and locations:

Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at three United Stor locations: Bell at 45th St., Amarillo Blvd. at Gem Lake Rd., and the Market Street store on Georgia.
Sunday, Oct. 9, in front of Power Church, 1344 SE 10th Street, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, all day in front of elections offices in Amarillo and Canyon: Santa Fe Building, Randall County Annex, Randall County Finance Building.
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Published On 10/7/2022
As the midterm election nears, the Student Government Association, the political science department and the League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum to inform the Wichita Falls community and register them to vote.

“The SGA and League of Women Voters have been doing a great partnership to really work on helping to register students to vote and I know all the political science professors have tried to also make sure that all of our students know when the deadline is to register. It is Oct. 11 and we want everyone to know there is still time to register to vote if you haven’t done so. The best thing you could do if you want your voice heard on Nov. 8 is to vote,” Linda Veazey, chair and associate professor of political science, said.

The event was a collaboration between the two organizations and the political science department. Veazey brought them together after speaking with the League of Women Voters who have held candidate forums in the past ...
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Published On 10/6/2022
MIDLAND, Texas —

The League of Women Voters of Midland is hosting a candidate forum on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Midland College Carrasco Room.

The event will be broken into two parts. Midland ISD School Board candidates will speak from 5:30-6:30 p.m., before a short break for a meet and greet with all candidates running on the November ballot.
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Published On 10/6/2022
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — As October's early voting days for midterm elections inch closer, Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center still has not been reinstated as an early voting location.

Both the county and students are efforting ways to fund buses that will transport students from campus to the polls at College Station city hall.

Aggie students from several on-campus organizations are using GoFundMe to crowdfund at least one Aggie Spirit bus that will take student voters to city hall for early voting. They’ll be putting their deposit down on Monday to secure the bus rental, according to students from MOVE Texas.

The schedule for that bus may be limited.

"I believe it’s almost every day of early voting, but it’s... not the entire period of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.," said Aggie sophomore Emily Lightfoot, vice president of MOVE Texas' A&M chapter. "Each day has a different schedule and we’re just trying to pinpoint when we think students will be most active in getting to the polls.”
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Published On 10/5/2022
Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen said Wednesday there will not be 388 election day sites like those sought in a lawsuit filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Callanen explained that there is a lot of work that goes into opening an election day site -- buildings must be secured, staffing hired, and equipment set up. Polling sites must also meet federal disability access requirements. The Nov. 8 election day is little more than a month away.

She maintained the 267 polling sites currently planned are more than enough because voters can vote at any of them, and many did in the last major election.

"We have about 40 to 45 percent of our voters on election day voting out of their voting precinct," she said. "They vote at the closest voting center, whether it's where they work [or] whether they're going to a soccer game."
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Published On 10/3/2022
This year’s midterm general election is fast approaching. Some Texans still have questions surrounding how to register to vote, eligibility requirements, and how to seek assistance.

Recently, there has been a shortage of registration forms from the Texas Secretary of State. Officials stated supply chain issues and the high cost of materials as reasons for the shortage.

Texans have also had trouble with the state’s ID requirements for mail-in ballots. In February, it was reported that several mail-in ballots were rejected.

This, along with other issues surrounding election security and integrity, has confused voters.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the last day to register to vote in Texas. Early voting begins on Oct. 24, and election day is Nov. 8.
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Published On 10/3/2022
As Sean Combs once declared many monikers ago, “Vote or Die.” While we don’t want to bring up anything that encourages you to increase the time of your nightly doom-scrolling, P. Diddy does have a point—from civil rights to the Second Amendment, who you choose on your ballot this year is just as important as ever.

And, in 2022, it’s all going down on Tuesday, November 8th—when a whopping 35 Senate seats and all of the seats in the House of Representatives will be on the line. In the Lone Star state, especially, the highly contested race between Democrat Beto O’Rourke, and incumbent Republican Greg Abbott, for Governor will come to the kind of conclusion which every CNN anchor is sure to call a “nail-biter.”

So, whether you’re a proud patriotic regular, or a first-time voter, we got the D.L. on the polls including how to register, where to vote, and what’s on the ballot. Now, get out there and make our Forefathers (and Diddy) proud.
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Published On 9/29/2022
State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals.

The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general election for federal, state and county offices. If there are any other local elections where a voter lives, they’ll have even more.

“It’s just a lot to keep track of,” said Jace Whitaker, a 28-year-old voter in Harris County. “It’s pretty intimidating because you can research online, but there’s not really that much info about a lot of the candidates.”

And it’s not just on Nov. 8. Before the general election, voters like Whitaker research candidates for primary and runoff elections. That’s not to mention research for any municipal elections or special elections held in between.

“There’s a lot of judge elections in Harris County. I just have so much trouble digging up info about those small judge roles,” said Whitaker.
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Published On 9/29/2022
As voting season swiftly approaches, the League of Women Voters of Hays County has begun its virtual candidate forums These forums, six in total, are organized as Zoom webinars, hosting candidates for elected positions at the state and local level. The first of these, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, featured candidates for Texas State Senate, Texas House District 45 and Hays County Judge. The second forum will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29, for county positions including County Commissioners, Treasurer, County Clerk and District Clerk.

All forums will begin at 7 p.m. Future forums include the following: Tuesday, Oct. 4: County Court-at-Law Thursday, Oct. 6: District Judge, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace Tuesday, Oct. 11: San Marcos Mayor, San Marcos City Council Thursday, Oct. 13: Wimberley ISD Board of Trustees, Woodcreek City Council The event schedule can also be accessed on the event calendar on the LWV Hays County website (lwvhaysco.com) as well as on its Facebook page.
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Published On 9/28/2022
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Prior to the voter registration deadline of Oct. 11, the Amarillo League of Women Voters organization is providing a number of events throughout Potter and Randall counties, giving Amarillo and Canyon residents the chance to register to vote.

According to a news release from the Amarillo League of Women Voters, Oct. 11 is the deadline to register to vote or update a person’s voter registration after a name or address change. The organization will host voter registration drives on the following dates:
Sept. 30, 6 p.m. at the JBK Student Center on the Canyon campus of West Texas A&M University;
Oct. 1, 3 p.m. at the Hoodoo Mural Festival in downtown Amarillo;
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. at three United Supermarkets locations, including the one at Bell and 45th St. the one at Amarillo Blvd. and Gem Lake Rd. and the Market Street location on Georgia;
Oct. 9, 9 a.m. in front of Power Church, located at 1344 SE 10th St.;
Oct. 11,...
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Published On 9/28/2022
MCALLEN, Texas – Chambers of Commerce and civic groups in Hidalgo County are still trying to find Monica De La Cruz.

The groups have been calling and emailing for weeks but the Republican candidate for Congressional District 15 has not responded.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the Pharr Chamber of Commerce, and Futuro RGV/McAllen Citizens League/League of Women Voters each want to put on a candidate forum featuring the two CD 15 candidates. De La Cruz’s opponent, Democrat Michelle Vallejo, has said “yes” to all three.

The chambers of commerce believe an impartial and professionally produced candidate forum would be beneficial for the voters. They believe it is justified because CD 15 is shaping up to be the closely contested congressional race in Texas this election cycle. The chambers have held candidate forums in the past.

“We have tried every number given to us for Monica but we have not received a call back,” said a staff member for one of the chambers.
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Published On 9/25/2022
With the upcoming Nov. elections approaching quickly we will soon begin to see our mailboxs filled again with campaign literature from the candidates.

The local chapter of the League of Women voters, LWV-Hill Country, has launched new efforts to register voters in five counties in the area.

LWV-Hill Country has received a grant from the national LWV organization to fund efforts to add voters to local rolls before the deadline to register at 5 p.m. on October 11.

Last week Kerr County Elections Department director Nadene Alford said that the number of new voters registering has not significantly increased yet, but her office is ready to process applications when they arrive. People also have the option of registering to vote when they apply for or renew their Texas driver license, but the Oct. 11 deadline applies to them also.

“Persons wanting to register to vote can come by our office in the courthouse, download an application from the votetexas.gov, ...
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Published On 9/24/2022
The League of Women Voters of Texas empowers and educates voters on state and national issues that affect their lives. This nonpartisan nonprofit provides information on how to vote by mail, how to check if you are registered, and more. Joyce LeBombard tells viewers about the changes to voting in Texas and about the Vote 411 website for the upcoming elections.
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Published On 9/22/2022
In late September and early October, the League of Women Voters of Hays county will hold six virtual candidate forums. These forums will be in the format of Zoom webinars with the candidates and can be viewed live or afterwards from recording on the Hays County League website. All candidate forums will be listed on the LWV of Hayes County website (https://lwvhaysco.com/) on the Candidate Forums page. No registration is required; simply click on the link provided for a particular forum at 7pm to view it live. The event schedule can also be accessed on the Event Calendar on the website as well as the LWV Hayes County Facebook page. Forum questions for the candidates have been prepared by the League of Women Voters with input from the community.
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Published On 9/20/2022
WACO, Texas — The Texas midterm election is on November 8th, but now is the time to register to vote.

"It's important the people get registered to vote, they take advantage of the fact they get to choose their leaders," McLennan County Election Administrator Jared Goldsmith said. "Not everyone in the world gets that right and it's not something that should be taken lightly or for granted."

Advocates across the state are encouraging everyone to vote in every election this year, including local ones that don't usually see a high turnout.

"Your voice is truly heard at the local level," Goldsmith said. "Your voice is much louder at the local level. There typically isn't as high a turn out in those local elections, but they do effect you in a very direct way."

While it is crucial for everyone to do their part of registering, it's also important that election officials keep the records updated. Secretary of State John Scott shared how they do it in a video...
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Published On 9/20/2022
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - We are still several weeks away from midterm elections, but Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

The National Association of Secretaries of State started the event in 2012. It’s a coordinated effort from local, state and national organizations to urge people to register to vote.

The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls took on the responsibility Tuesday of making sure Wichita County residents have their voices heard this November.

“Every person should have a voice, every person should be able to vote,” Betty Richie, League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls president, said. “This is a freedom that we have, this is what makes us a democracy.”

The deadline to register for the Nov. 8 midterm election is Oct. 11. To check your registration status or register to vote in Texas, click here.
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Published On 9/20/2022
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - We are still several weeks away from midterm elections, but Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

The National Association of Secretaries of State started the event in 2012. It’s a coordinated effort from local, state and national organizations to urge people to register to vote.
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Published On 9/20/2022
The League of Women Voters(LWV) hopes to see a record number of Nueces County voters at the upcoming midterm election. Early voting begins Oct. 24-Nov. 4.

"Today is actually the 10th annual National Voter Registration Day, and it's a great time to get registered to vote." said Eli McKay, Vice President of the Corpus Christi League of Women Voters.


McKay said with only 21 days left to register for the midterm elections, they hope to get as many people registered as possible, and that includes reaching college students.
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Published On 9/20/2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Are you registered to vote?

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a coordinated effort from local, state and national organizations to urge people to register.

With Election Day fast approaching, the League of Women Voters of Corpus Christi spent the day at the Nueces County Courthouse and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to help people get registered.

They also urged people to vote on local issues on the ballot, not just at the state or national level.

"People need to vote in the local elections to tell their representatives at the local level that's what they want," Sandra Sterba-Boatwright said. "Local officials are the ones who make those decisions."

National Voter Registration Day is not residents last opportunity to register their exercise to vote.
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Published On 9/20/2022
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tuesday throughout Smith County volunteers and staff from the elections office were out helping register people to vote.

“Would you like to register to vote?”

This was the question of the day on National Voter Registration Day across Smith County.

The League of Women Voters of Tyler and Smith County was at Tyler Junior College this afternoon helping get people registered to vote.
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Published On 9/20/2022
"Why does Texas have so many elections, and why do few people vote in them?" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

The Texas Tribune is answering reader questions ahead of the midterms about elections and the issues Texans are voting on. Thanks to readers like Sarah F., Edson S. and Jay J. for asking us why there are so many elections in Texas, and if that contributes to the state’s low voter turnout. For the latest news and information on elections, sign up for our free daily newsletter. You can also get election updates over text message by texting “hello” to 512-967-6919.

State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals.

The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general election for federal, state and county offices.
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Published On 9/19/2022
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo League of Women Voters will be hosting voter registration drives at all Palace Coffee locations.

Other voting registrations on Sept. 20, will also include:

Downtown location, 817 S Polk St #2, Amarillo, TX 79101, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wolflin location, 2646 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Summit location, 7304 SW 34th Ave Sp2, Amarillo, TX 79121, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Canyon location, 420 15th St, Canyon, TX 79015, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

League members will be there during those time to register voters and answer any questions you may have.
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Published On 9/19/2022
Video: League of Women Voters hosting voting registration drives
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Published On 9/19/2022
The 2022 National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20 and KPRC 2 is partnered with the League of Women Voters of Houston and the Houston Chronicle to get voters registered all across the Houston area.

LWV-Houston will have volunteers at more than 35 locations on Sept. 20 to help qualified voters register to vote. QR codes linking to voter registration materials, registration status, and sample ballots, will be on hand.

RELATED: Am I registered to vote? Check your registration here!
Check out the map and location list below to find a convenient location where you can register to vote.

The last day to register to vote in Texas for the November election is Oct. 11, 2022. Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 4. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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Published On 9/19/2022
In a recent column, Teri Taylor accused the League of Women Voters - Comal Area (LWV-CA) and me of dishonesty when the LWV states it is nonpartisan, and me when I said that “women have fewer rights than they’ve had in decades.”

The League never endorses, supports or opposes political parties or candidates. LWV election flyers, voters guide and online voting resources do not include any political endorsements or opposition. We distribute information about registration and election processes, dates and deadlines; what is on the ballot, and how to contact the Secretary of State and county election offices with questions. We register voters and assist registered voters to update their registration. We invite all candidates to participate in our onlline and printed voters guide, and in any candidate forums we host. We do not edit any candidate responses to questions we collect from the constituent community.
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Published On 9/18/2022
State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals.

The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general election for federal, state and county offices. If there are any other local elections where a voter lives, they’ll have even more.

“It’s just a lot to keep track of,” said Jace Whitaker, a 28-year-old voter in Harris County. “It’s pretty intimidating because you can research online, but there’s not really that much info about a lot of the candidates.”

And it’s not just on Nov. 8. Before the general election, voters like Whitaker research candidates for primary and runoff elections. That’s not to mention research for any municipal elections or special elections held in between.

“There’s a lot of judge elections in Harris County. I just have so much trouble digging up info about those small judge roles,” said Whitaker. “
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Published On 9/16/2022
Learning about the candidates running to represent you can be tricky, but it doesn't have to be. We're inviting you to a meet-and-greet with some of the candidates – from County Commissioner to U.S. Congress – at “Party for the People,” a casual meet-and-great happy hour on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Stop by, have a drink, and join KUT, Good Politics, the Austin Monitor, the League of Women Voters and Move Texas in meeting the folks on your ballot. This is a casual event where you can mix and mingle with candidates (no predictable campaign speeches!).

6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6
Native, 807 E. 4th St., Austin Texas 78702
Free and open to public, RSVP please.
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Published On 9/15/2022
State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals.

The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general election for federal, state and county offices. If there are any other local elections where a voter lives, they’ll have even more.

“It’s just a lot to keep track of,” said Jace Whitaker, a 28-year-old voter in Harris County. “It’s pretty intimidating because you can research online, but there’s not really that much info about a lot of the candidates.”
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Published On 9/15/2022
The Texas Tribune is answering reader questions ahead of the midterms about elections and the issues Texans are voting on. Thanks to readers like Sarah F., Edson S. and Jay J. for asking us why there are so many elections in Texas, and if that contributes to the state’s low voter turnout. For the latest news and information on elections, sign up for our free daily newsletter. You can also get election updates over text message by texting “hello” to 512-967-6919.

State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals.

The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general election for federal, state and county offices. If there are any other local elections where a voter lives, they’ll have even more.

“It’s just a lot to keep track of,” said Jace Whitaker, a 28-year-old voter in Harris County. “It’s pretty intimidating because you can research online, but there’s not really that much info ...
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Published On 9/15/2022
Video: League of Women Voters
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Published On 9/15/2022
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls hosted a voter registration drive at the Vernon College Century Center on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The League set up two stations at the campus in hopes of encouraging college students to exercise their constitutional right to vote on Nov. 8.

LWV spokesperson Betty Richie said the process to register in Wichita County is simple. All you need to put down on the form is your drivers license number, your address and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

The process takes no more than five minutes to complete and the League of Women Voters is there to assist anyone and answer questions students may have. The next voter registration for students will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at Midwestern State University.
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Published On 9/15/2022
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Voting advocates are alerting Texans to important dates they should remember in order to cast a ballot in the upcoming November election.

For instance, the window is quickly closing for people to register to vote or change the address listed on their registration in time. The last day to do either of those things is Oct. 11, according to the League of Women Voters of Texas.

The in-person early voting period in Texas starts Oct. 24 and lasts until Nov. 4. Election Day will happen the following Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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Published On 9/15/2022
Video: Important dates to remember about voter registration, mail ballots for Nov. general election
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Published On 9/13/2022
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls will be hosting voter registration opportunities this week.
Sept. 20 is National Voter Registration Day, a day that has seen nearly 4.5 million voters registered in the past 10 years.
The League of Women Voters of Wichita Falls has partnered with the Wichita County libraries for the past six years and this year will make seven years of working together.
Volunteers will be available on National Voter Registration Day at four sites in Wichita County to assist voters:
• Wichita Falls Public Library, 601 11th Street - 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Burkburnett Public Library, 215 E 4th Street - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Electra Public Library, 401 Waggoner St. - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Iowa Park Tom Burnett Memorial Library, 400 W. Almeda Street - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Other League of Women Voters events include the following:
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Published On 9/13/2022
Since its beginning in 2012, National Voter Registration Day, which is Sept. 20, has registered nearly 4.5 million voters in the past 10 years, according to a media release. There will be events all across the country to commemorate NVRD.

The LWV of Wichita Falls has partnered with Wichita County libraries for the past six years, and this year will make seven years of working together, according to a media release.

Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise their right to vote and be heard at the ballot box, according to the media release. This day is an effort to inform voters before the last day to register to vote and get state-specific voter information.
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Published On 9/11/2022
Happy National Voter Registration Month, established in 2002, to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state voting requirements. A special shoutout to our county elections departments and Texas volunteer deputy registrars!

Texas is one of only six states that does not offer online voter registration and one of 10 states where voters must be registered 30 days prior to an election.

To check on your voter registration and receive instructions on how to register to vote, check out the nonpartisan League of Women Voters’ website, vote411.org. The last day to register for the midterm election is Oct. 11.

Cathy Murphree, Richardson
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