Posted on · The Houston mayoral and city council elections will be the first major test of how Harris County conducts elections since a state law abolished the county’s elections administrator’s office and returned its powers to the county clerk and county tax assessor-collector.
Posted on · The former Harris County clerk raised more than half a million dollars during the first half of the year. Part of that came during his brief mayoral campaign.
Posted on · The agreement, which could pass the Legislature by the end of the week, includes a $100,000 homestead exemption and a pilot project to limit appraisal growth to 20% on non-homesteaded properties worth $5 million or less.
Posted on · The county is asking a court to stay Senate Bill 1750 before it can go into effect September 1. If the law is allowed to stand, Harris County will be forced to hand over control of elections to the county clerk with less than two months to go before early voting begins in the fall elections.
Posted on · Robert Gallegos, the lone openly LGBTQ member of Houston City Council, is term-limited and not eligible to run for reelection this year.
Posted on · Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum said his office is fully funded for the November elections, but it lacks the funds under the current budget to guarantee the next two elections will run smoothly.