Harris County Clerk Hudspeth

Elections

Harris County leaders expected to sign off on joint primary election at Thursday meeting

Posted on · Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth said the political party leaders’ agreement to a joint primary saved the county from a disastrous shortage of voting equipment on Election Day.

SCOTUS

Voting

Supreme Court temporarily upholds Galveston County’s 2021 redistricting plan

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to vacate an appeals court stay of an order requiring Galveston County to adopt a new map means the 2024 election will run under a plan that a lower court judge ruled in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

5th Circuit

Voting

Federal appeals court blocks new Galveston County political map, while plaintiffs seek Supreme Court intervention

Posted on · The U.S. 5th Circuit has stayed a district court’s order that the county adopt a new redistricting plan to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which bans racial gerrymandering.

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