Criminal Justice

Crystal Mason’s contentious illegal voting conviction must be reconsidered, criminal appeals court says

Posted on · Mason said she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote when she cast a provisional ballot in 2016, but she was sentenced to five years. Now, the Court of Criminal Appeals says an appellate court that affirmed her conviction must look again at the evidence of Mason’s intent.

Town Square

Primary Election Day voting experience very frustrating and confusing, Harris County residents say

Posted on · On this special Election Day edition of Town Square, we go inside the Harris County primary voting experience and discuss the issues that are driving voters, featuring the hosts of Houston's longest running political show, "Red, White, and Blue."

Politics

Election officials say Texas’ new ID rules for voting by mail could cause more ballots to get rejected

Posted on · The requirement is part of Texas' new voting law, Senate Bill 1. A provision of the law requires that the ID number on the application for a vote-by-mail ballot, as well as the ballot itself, match the ID number a voter used to register to vote.

Politics

Texas election officials blame new voting law for rise in rejected mail-in ballot applications

Posted on · All over the state, county officials report they’re rejecting hundreds of applications for mail-in ballots, an issue several attribute to recent election law changes championed by state Republicans.