Voting Rights

Anti-Voting Law in Texas Gets Heavy Backlash

The new bill makes Texas “one of the most difficult states to vote in.”

09/16/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Texas Politics

Texas Now Has the Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law

President Biden called the new legislation "unconstitutional chaos."

09/02/2021 By Danielle Wright Edited by Houstonia Staff

News Out of Austin

Texas Democratic Party Announces History-Making New Executive Directors and Leadership Model

Plus keep an eye out for some changes on the Republican side of the aisle.

07/01/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Voter Fraught

What's Happening During This Year's Texas Legislative Session?

What Texas’s restrictive voting bills could mean for Houston.

05/25/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Such. A. Bad. Move.

Sen. Ted Cruz Went to Cancún Yesterday ... and Twitter Was Not Having It

Most politicians would probably opt to not jaunt to Mexico while their constituents have been living without power—but Cruz gonna Cruz.

02/18/2021 By Dianna Wray

New year, new president

How Will the Biden Administration Impact the Bayou City?

Four things to know about what a new president will—and will not—mean for Houston.

01/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

No Surprises

How Houston-area U.S. Reps. Voted on Trump's Second Impeachment

In response of last week's Capitol Building riot, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

01/13/2021 By Dianna Wray

All Politics is Local

Get to Know Some of Houston’s Most Dynamic Politicians

A look at how life in the Bayou City has shaped some of our most intriguing elected officials.

12/02/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Fresh Faces 

Houston, Meet Your First-time Public Officials

Sure, you know the names of the longstanding incumbents, but here are all the folks new to public office. 

11/05/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

Our Meme Queen

Meet Sara Cress, The Woman Who Put @HarrisVotes on the Twitter Map

From corgi clips to NASA retweets and a whole lot of focaccia, the Heights resident has had us laughing all the way to the polls.

11/04/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Votes Are In

The Texas State House Didn’t Flip Blue After All

Here’s what you need to know about those results.

11/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Number Crunchin’

Houston, We Haven’t Voted This Much since George H.W. Bush was on the Ballot

A record setting 1.56 million Harris County residents have voted in this election, making this the highest turnout percentage since 1992.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

We Voted

What Election Day in Houston Actually Looks Like

We captured scenes all over the city as folks got out to vote and celebrate democracy.

11/03/2020 Photography by Daniel Kramer

Voting Superhero

Meet County Clerk Chris Hollins, the Man Fighting for Your Right to Vote

Through his ambitious efforts to expand voter access, he helped Harris County cast an unprecedented 1.44 million ballots during early voting.

11/03/2020 By Emma Schkloven

So ... who's the president?

Here’s What You Need to Know about the 2020 Election in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about election results and the ongoing lawsuits.

11/02/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Vote it up

Texas, the Electoral College, and You

A primer on how the Electoral College works, what to expect on Election Day, and what it will (and won't) mean if Texas goes blue.

11/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

Voices of the Future

How Houston’s High Schoolers Are Helping Out During the 2020 Election

Teenagers across Harris County are volunteering at local polling locations. 

10/30/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Sleep. Vote. Eat.

Nine Things to Do While Waiting to Cast Your Ballot During 24-Hour Voting Tonight

Our suggestions for 2 a.m. activities, if you happen to get stuck in a polling line.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rock(ets) the vote

MTV Celebrates Vote Early Day at the Toyota Center

Voters got the MTV treatment and a chance to pose with Rockets Mascot Clutch the Bear last Saturday.

10/26/2020 Photography by Marco Torres

I voted!

One Million People Have Voted in Harris County. Here are Some of Y'all's Faces

Why people are voting this year, from the people themselves.

10/23/2020 Photography by Catherine Wendlandt