Campaign volunteers were busy Monday night making phone calls and putting out yard signs.
There’s always grousing about people who don’t bother to vote. But look at it another way: An estimated 133 million Americans will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election.
Early voting is well underway and already turnout at some North Texas locations is strong. More than 70,000 voters cast ballots today in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties.
The “potentially deceased” voters of Dallas County can rest in peace, after a decision not to purge their names from the voter registry before the November election.
The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.
More than 1.5 million Texans could be removed from the state’s list of registered voters if they fail to vote or update their records in consecutive federal elections. One in 10 voters has already had their registration suspended under the scheme.
A political race that’s catching a lot of attention in North Texas is the new 33rd Congressional District. The winner will represent parts of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
There’s some worry that North Texas voters are being misled about their ability to vote in the May primaries. The scare comes because of an e-mail currently being circulated.
The Justice Department’s civil rights division has objected to the new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas, saying many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal court to clear the way for the state’s Voter ID law after the Department of Justice failed to clear it.
More than 1.7 million Texans in the state’s 15 most populous counties have voted early in the 2010 midterm elections, an increase of about 656,000 votes compared to the 2006 midterms.
It’s the politician versus the pastor for a congressional district that dominates southern Dallas. More than half a million people live in Texas’ 30th congressional district.
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