‘It’s truly just voter intimidation’: NISD pressured staff, tracked votes during bond election, records show
Employees at multiple Northside Independent School District campuses have told the KSAT 12 Defenders in recent weeks that administrators relentlessly pressured them to vote on a May bond measure, tracked whether they had cast a ballot and in one instance threatened discipline if they failed to do so.
Cameron County election official expects high turnout for Tuesday’s primary runoffs
Runoff elections will be held Tuesday in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and election officials anticipate there will be a good turnout given the number of early votes that were cast during the one week of early voting.myrgv.com
Judge blocks part of Starr County electioneering rules
A temporary restraining order was partially granted against Starr County’s electioneering regulations. The decision allows the county to continue banning electioneering in parking areas under the county’s building and property use policy, adopted Feb. 12, but temporarily blocks the section of the policy which requires a permit to use other county property. Their application and lawsuit, filed on behalf of a Starr County candidate and the Starr County Republican chair, argued that the policy violated First Amendment rights. The lawsuit initially focused on an electioneering ban adopted in January, which prohibited electioneering on all county property. “When Starr County improperly tried to impose a blanket ban on electioneering, they also silenced Texas voices,” Olivares said in a statement.myrgv.com
Commissioners court removes early voting locations for upcoming election
The Hays County Commissioners Court approved the removal of additional early voting locations, citing the need to balance polling places in each of the county’s four precincts, during a special called meeting Friday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texans with disabilities fear voting will get harder for them as special session on GOP restrictions nears
The extent to which Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions might affect voters of color has received much attention, but Texans with disabilities also face the prospect of new barriers to the ballot box.
Three districts are up for grabs as May trustee elections near
Districts 4, 8 and 9 are open under the general election. District 8 trustee Clint Kingsbery, who is unopposed for the District 8 seat, will not appear on the ballot. Appointments to the board are allowed to serve until a special election can be held in conjunction with the general election. The district chose to hold the special election at the same time as the general election, Mora said in a phone interview March 5. The Ranger will produce profiles on each candidate, leading up to the opening of early voting April 20.theranger.org