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

Democracy in practice

Send Us Your "I Voted" Selfies

And we'll feature you on our website.

10/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

I got bingo!

Go Vote, Then Play Election Bingo

Have some civically minded fun and games.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll With Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

A Simple Twist of Fate Brought Ed Emmett to the Bayou City

The former county judge found Houston and never looked back.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia's Navigation System Began—You Guessed It—on Navigation Boulevard

The local leader’s journey to Congress owes a lot to her "segundo barrio," the East End.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

Acres Homes Native Mayor Sylvester Turner Knows His Roots

The local leader attests to the power of community-oriented neighborhoods.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

Senator Ted Cruz Is a Diehard Houstonian

A love of small business and the Constitution blossomed in the Bayou City.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

City Councilmember Letitia Plummer Follows in Giant Footsteps

And now she's allowed in the room where it happens.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt