Voting begins in Ohio in the only election this fall to decide abortion rights
In-person voting for a November ballot measure over abortion rights is beginning in Ohio, the latest state where voters will decide the issue after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nationwide right to the procedure last year.
Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes
The sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix says he’s stepped up security around ballot drop boxes after a series of incidents involving people keeping watch on the boxes and taking video of voters after they were apparently inspired by lies about the 2020 election.
TribCast: What a bad night for Texas Democrats means for the future
Voters cast their ballots in Houston on Election Day 2020. Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune(Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) In this week's episode, Matthew talks to Ross, Abby and Patrick about Democrats falling short on their goals for Texas and the latest on the race for state House speaker.
Trump, Biden supporters push for unity in anticipation of presidential election results
San Antonio – Several voters in support of President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, let their voices be heard at the Cowboys Dancehall Sunday afternoon. I wanted to see it if it was like on TV with the violent clashes between Biden and Trump supporters. We need God back in our country and I believe most Trump supporters stand on the word of God and this country’s principals.”“I am voting for Joe Biden,” Fabian Jalomo said. “One thing we can agree on, whether you are on the side of Trump or Biden, we need unity, and we want our country to be blessed,” Comparin said. “Go America!”RELATED: Democratic, Republican representatives join Leading SA to discuss general election, early voting turnouts
TribCast: Is Texas really a toss-up?
Deputy voting clerk Justin Sullivan waits for voters to cast their ballots during the second week of early voting in San Antonio on Oct. 19. Credit: Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune(Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) In this week's TribCast, Matthew talks with Ross, Abby and Patrick about the state of the biggest races in Texas less than one week from Election Day.
The youth vote in Texas is up by more than 600% from last presidential election
CIRCLE, a non-partisan research organization based at Tufts University, compared the numbers of early votes cast in the 2020 election to the previous presidential election in 2016. In Texas, as of Friday, 753,600 voters cast a ballot in the 2020 election. In Texas, younger voters have recently gotten more involved in elections. Significant increases among young voters were logged in other battleground states, like Florida, North Carolina and Michigan. More than 7.8 million Texans have voted in 2020 election, according to the U.S.
These ‘I voted’ sticker designs are winning in the polls
Though Louisiana won’t be handing out “I Voted” stickers at the polls this year, we can’t help but highlight its award-winning design. Clark County, NevadaPersonifying Las Vegas in a creative sticker, Clark County takes into account the familiar details that make its area known in its 'I Voted' sticker. Alaska Division of ElectionsAlaska has various options of its 'I Voted' sticker for 2020 elections and they each pay homage to women and its native communities. Alaska redesigned its “I Voted” sticker in time to celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial. The artwork takes a twist from traditional “I Voted" sticker designs with a call to action instead, asking anyone reading to go out and vote.
New Facebook group gives Bexar County voters shortest early vote wait times
New Facebook group gives Bexar County voters shortest early vote wait timesPublished: October 22, 2020, 5:19 pmA San Antonio woman saw how voters were complaining about the long waits at early voting locations, so she decided to do something about it.
TribCast: What high early voting turnout means for Texas
Early voters cast their ballots at the Performing Arts Center at Texas State University in San Marcos on Monday. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune(Audio unavailable. Click here to listen on texastribune.org.) In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Alex, Cassi and Patrick about the state of politics in Texas less than two weeks before Election Day.
AARP Texas expects possibly larger turnout of older voters than in 2016
SAN ANTONIO – Judging by the heavy early voting turnout, AARP Texas is expecting even more older voters to cast their ballots than they did in 2016. “We think it’s going to be just as high or even higher this time,” said John Vasquez, who serves on the AARP State Executive Committee. The Affordable Care Act is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, and if it’s overturned, Vasquez said older voters could face higher medical costs and the loss of coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Vasquez said AARP Texas has a “robust website” with helpful information for older voters about the election process, as well as a series of Facebook interviews about propositions on the November ballot. RELATED: 6 tips for avoiding long lines at Bexar County early voting polling places
Changed your mind about voting by mail? How to cancel your mail ballot and vote in person
In Bexar County, at least 1,375 voters have already canceled their mail-in ballot to vote early, according to the Elections Office Facebook page. “I think it’s a safer option to vote in person.”Voters who have already received their mail ballot are allowed to vote in person, but a process must be followed first. If they don’t have the mail-in ballot yet, voters can tell the election judge at the polling site that they’ve applied for a mail-in ballot but would rather cast a ballot in person. There are safeguards in place to keep people from casting an in-person vote and a mail ballot. We only accept one ballot for each voter.”Heinrich said after an election judge contacts them, “We cancel the mail ballot and then clear that, and then they’re able to vote in person at the poll site.
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Texas March primary election
SAN ANTONIO – The March primary election is quickly approaching and the deadline to register to vote is Monday. On March 3, registered Texas voters will be able to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary election to select a nominee for the general election in November. To be eligible to vote, voters must be registered by Feb. 3. What you need to know about voting in the Texas Primary Elections on March 3You can also register in person at your county voter registration office. If you live in a county other than Bexar, you can find out where to register in person here.