The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol building, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Washington.
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Experts Agree Texas Voting Systems Needs To Be Reformed But Disagree How

Posted on · An expert from Rice University's Baker Institute explains how the Republican-led opposition to voting expansion rights may hurt them more at the ballot box than it may hurt Democrats.

Eboni Price, center, bumps fists with Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, left, as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner points outside a polling site Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Town Square

After Early Voting Breaks Records And Heightens Emotions, Election Day Is Finally Here

Posted on · A University of Houston researcher assesses systemic barriers and opportunities for civic engagement in Harris County, our panel of voting experts your last-minute voting questions, and live reports from polling locations by Houston Public Media reporters.

A Supporter of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden chat before a Ridin' With Biden event Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Plano, Texas.  Democrats in Texas are pressing Joe Biden to make a harder run at Texas with less than three weeks until Election Day.

Election 2020

2 Texas Polls Split On Statewide Support For Trump, Biden

Posted on · Rice University political scientist Bob Stein told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen on Tuesday that the split results are the result of methodology differences combined with a tighter-than-usual race in Texas.

Texas Southern University is a new addition to early voting locations.

Politics

Turner Leads Houston’s Mayoral Race And Voters Support METRO Bond, HPM-KHOU 11 Poll Finds

Posted on · More than one-third of respondents say they'll vote for incumbent Sylvester Turner -- though even more of them give the city of Houston a poor grade on flood control and road maintenance.

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