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Texas Secretary of State
Elections and Voter Information
Candidate Information
Complete guide to open positions, dates, finances, advertising, and other matters related to running for office in Texas.

Texas Voting History
Use menu tabs to view 2018 election interactive maps.

FRONTLINE: Ballot Watch
“What’s the Deal with Voters’ Rights?”
Learn about voter rights, including why voter identification (voter ID) laws disproportionately impact minority voters. Site includes numerous resources covering a wide variety of topics related to elections.

Post Nation
February 29, 2016
Videos of Texas House and Texas Senate debates on strict voter ID law.

“‘Separating Fact from Fiction on Voter ID Statistics”
Jennifer L. Clark
November 25, 2014
A recent New York Times post understates the impact of restrictive voting laws. Here, we set the record straight and explain the detailed analyses behind voter ID numbers.

Disability Rights Texas
A collection of resources that inform and help voters with disabilities exercise their right to vote.

We the Voters – Citizen Next
There are approximately 4.5 million Latino lawful permanent residents of the U.S. who have not obtained citizenship. Learn about their motivations and the challenges they face on their road to full participation in US democracy.

“Early Voting”
Proponents of early voting argue that early voting opportunities make the voting process more convenient for citizens, thereby increasing turnout and diversifying the electorate. Critics argue that citizens who vote early may be more likely to make ill-informed decisions. Which do you think is accurate?

NPR Politics
“5 Questions About Early Voting Answered”
Danielle Kurtzleben
October 28, 2016
Does early voting increase voter turnout? According to this article, it is not clear that it does. In fact, some research says it might even decrease turnout.

A project of Democracy Fund, electionline.org is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election administration news and information. It was founded in 2001 by Doug Chapin and supported by a grant to the University of Richmond from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

America Votes: An Introduction to the U.S. Election System (53:44)
Nov 20, 2014
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1987. This Washington, D.C.-based development organization provides assistance and support for elections in new and emerging democracies.
A panel of experts clearly explain the U.S. voting process to election officials from around the globe.
Note: This is an excellent tutorial/review of the election process. Although long and not specific to Texas, it is very clear.

Stanford Social Innovation Review
“Increasing Voter Turnout: It’s Tougher Than You Think”
In this 15-part series, election experts from government, academia, and the private and nonprofit sectors will weigh in on important questions, including: What can the social sector do to improve voter turnout in the United States? What are the distinctive goals the social sector is equipped to achieve relative to what parties and candidates are already doing? Which kinds of new or established interventions are most likely to improve turnout, and which groups of citizens might they impact most? And how much impact can the social sector realistically expect to have?