Politics

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

All Politics is Local

How Martha Wong Went from Teacher to Politician

The former Texas representative paved the way for Asian Americans in Houston politics.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

Annise Parker's Free Range Youth Instilled a Passion for Nature

The former city mayor’s love of Houston greenspace is rooted in Spring Branch.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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.

10/13/2020 By Houstonia Staff

I voted! 

Here's What You Need to Know about Early Bird Voting in Houston

Find out where the drive-thru polls are, what you need to bring, who is actually on the ballot, and more.

10/12/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

It’s a democracy, y’all 

Where Can I Register to Vote in Houston? 

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

09/21/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

The Future Is Female

Houston Officials Stand With Planned Parenthood at Record-Breaking Luncheon

City, state, and national leaders joined the crowd of 2,350 at PP Gulf Coast's annual event.

02/07/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Politicking

Turner Coasts to Victory in Houston's Mayoral Runoff

A subdued ending to an intense race ends with Buzbee leaving on a jet plane. Seriously.

12/16/2019 By Dianna Wray