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Election 1

North Texas Ice Storm Creates Headaches For Elections Judges

The latest ice storm may have cleared, but it sparked a little drama just in time for Tuesday’s primary election.

CBS 11–03/03/2014

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Group: Texas Passive On Voter Turnout

Civil rights activists accused Texas officials Monday of not enforcing laws designed to drive voter turnout.

12/16/2013

(credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Texas Voter ID Case Gets September 2014 Trial Date

A federal judge has set a September 2014 trial date for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas’ Voter ID — just ahead of a pivotal general election.

11/15/2013

(credit: Aul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Votes In First Election Day Under ID Law

Texas voters went to the polls on Tuesday for the state’s first election requiring people to show ID.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Reverses Voter Registrar Ruling

A federal appeals court has overturned a lower-court ruling that blocked Texas from enforcing new restrictions on volunteer voter registrars.

10/03/2013

Evening rush hour traffic. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Passes Roads Bill, Adjourns 3rd Special Session

The third time is a charm for Texas lawmakers, as the Texas Legislature ends the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure.

CBS 11–08/05/2013

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of 1965 Voting Rights Act

The United States Supreme Court struck down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states, including Texas, to have voting law changes “pre-cleared” by federal courts.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

(credit: Aul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas AG Will Stop Purging Voter Names

The Texas attorney general agreed Wednesday to stop purging from the voter rolls the names of 81,000 people who are listed as possibly deceased, said attorneys for four living voters who made the list.

10/03/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dead Voter Names Can Stay On Texas Rolls

With the general election only weeks away, a Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from ordering counties to strip their voter lists of names that belong to people the government thinks may be dead after thousands of letters were sent to voters telling them to confirm they are alive.

09/20/2012