Harris County leaders dismantle Elections Administrator’s Office

Posted on · Under Senate Bill 1750, the county clerk will take over management of elections, while the county tax assessor-collector will take charge of maintaining the county’s voter rolls.


Judge temporarily blocks law abolishing Harris County elections administrator’s office; Texas AG files appeal

Posted on · Senate Bill 1750 was set to take effect September 1. It would require the county to get rid of its appointed elections administrator and shift the office’s functions back to the elected county clerk and county tax assessor-collector.

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Defense phase begins in first Harris County election challenge trial

Posted on · Former Judge Erin Lunceford is asking the court to require a new election in her contest against Judge Tamika Craft for Harris County’s 189th Judicial District Court. Craft’s attorneys attempted to have the case dismissed before calling their first witnesses.


Harris County sues Texas to overturn law abolishing its elections administrator’s post

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.


GOP election judges say Nov. 2022 ballot shortages were intentional. Months later, no evidence has surfaced backing them up

Posted on · A five-month investigation by Houston Public Media found there were problems with Harris County’s elections that stretched over multiple years under the leadership of both parties, but little evidence that those problems may have tilted election outcomes.


Bettencourt, Cain, and Schofield seek to abolish Harris County Election Administrator’s Office

Posted on · State Senator Paul Bettencourt and State Representatives Briscoe Cain and Mike Schofield have filed identical bills that would force counties with more than 1 million residents to eliminate the appointed office, handing its functions over to elected officials.

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Harris County employees could get extra pay to help run elections

Posted on · Harris County commissioners on Tuesday authorized the development of a program that would train and pay a dedicated corps of existing employees to help administer elections in the county, which has been scrutinized for its handling of recent elections.

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Mattress Mack asks Harris County voters to dish details about ‘bad’ experiences on Election Day 2022

Posted on · Jim McIngvale, a Houston businessman and Republican political donor, has launched an information-gathering campaign asking voters to share their experiences during the recent midterm.

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Another World Series for the Astros, and early voting begins (Oct. 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The Astros are back in the World Series for the fourth time in six years. And early voting gets underway in Harris County.