ELECTION CENTRAL

May 2020 Elections

Uniform Election Day: Saturday, May 2

Last day to register to vote in uniform election: Thursday, April 2

At the time of this post's publication, Gov. Greg Abbott has not announced scheduling a special election in retiring state Sen. Kirk Watson's Senate District 14; the governor has until some date in March (likely the 10th, 17th, or 27th) to call an SD 14 special election for the May 2 uniform election date. We will continue monitoring this election for updates.

Primary Run-off Election Day: Tuesday, May 26

Last day to register to vote in primary run-off election: Monday, April 27

Several of the March 3 primary elections in Travis County and across the state will move to a run-off election on Tuesday, May 26.

For the Democratic Party, races include the U.S. Senate; Congressional districts TX-10, TX-17, and TX-35; and the Texas Railroad Commission. Local Dem run-off elections will be held for County Court at Law No. 4; District Attorney; County Attorney; and the Precinct 3 seat on Commissioners Court.

For the GOP, Congressional districts TX-17 and TX-35 will move to run-offs, in addition to State Board of Education District 5 and Texas House of Representatives District 47 races.


Travis County voters may vote at any vote center – look for the "Vote Here/Aquí" sign. Find vote centers, voter registration instructions, and information on acceptable forms of voter ID, at the Travis County Clerk's Elections page.

Here are the Chronicle Editorial Board's endorsements in the March 3 Primary Election, annotated, and here is a streamlined list.

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt's Long Goodbye
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt's Long Goodbye
State Senate race to succeed Kirk Watson complicated by pandemic and controversy

April 2, 2020

Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Eckhardt Resigns as Travis County Judge, Enters State Senate Race
Predecessor Sam Biscoe appointed to fill seat until November election

March 10, 2020

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Kicks Off Run for State Senate
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez Kicks Off Run for State Senate
Lege veteran aims to claim Watson's seat in special election

March 7, 2020

Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray
Eddie Rodriguez, Greg Casar, and Sarah Eckhardt all moving toward race to succeed Kirk Watson

March 5, 2020

November 3, 2020 General Election

Increased Pressure for “Vote-by-Mail”
Increased Pressure for “Vote-by-Mail”
Mail vote would expand franchise and public safety – but not without problems

March 19, 2020

Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Point Austin: Future Outcomes Not Assured
Super Tuesday’s first-round results leave plenty of unanswered questions

March 12, 2020

Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County
The votes are in!

March 5, 2020

How the Democratic Primaries Could Affect Down-Ballot Races in Austin
How the Democratic Primaries Could Affect Down-Ballot Races in Austin
See what happens when the circus is in town

Feb. 27, 2020

Point Austin: Primary Afterthoughts
Point Austin: Primary Afterthoughts
As the days dwindle to March 3, your campaign correspondent assesses the damage

Feb. 27, 2020

Election Ticker: Final Laps Before E-Day
Election Ticker: Final Laps Before E-Day
Countdown to Super Tuesday begins

Feb. 27, 2020

Austin At Large: Let Me Make Things Clear
Austin At Large: Let Me Make Things Clear
Yes, we need to move ahead quickly – but not recklessly – with a new land code

Feb. 20, 2020

Election Ticker: Su Voto Es Su Voz!
Election Ticker: Su Voto Es Su Voz!
Read up, look up, get down to the polls ...

Feb. 20, 2020

March 2020 Club Endorsements
March 2020 Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Democratic primary?

Feb. 4, 2020

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up
In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared

Jan. 30, 2020

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo
Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race

Jan. 30, 2020

City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System
City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System
Following the slow march toward a vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit

Jan. 16, 2020

Austin Election Ticker: The Endorsements Begin
Austin Election Ticker: The Endorsements Begin
Delia Garza's Twitter tangle, Central Labor Council likes, and more

Jan. 16, 2020

How to Be a Better Austin Citizen in 2020
How to Be a Better Austin Citizen in 2020
The News staff takes to KOOP to discuss ways to be more civic-minded

Jan. 10, 2020

A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
A Month-by-Month Guide to Election 2020 Madness
From local policy to the national election, we just want you to vote, OK?

Jan. 9, 2020

2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape
2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape
Alter draws a challenger for D10 seat

Dec. 27, 2019

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020
Early voting in the primaries is only seven weeks away

Dec. 27, 2019

A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019
A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019
Give the gift of hope!

Dec. 5, 2019

Congressional Campaign Fundraising [UPDATE]
Congressional Campaign Fundraising [UPDATE]
Senate and House candidates late-posted dollars

Oct. 17, 2019

Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
Point Austin: It's Accountability Time
Lloyd Doggett on the need for swift action on impeachment

Oct. 10, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Brings Down the House at TribFest
Nancy Pelosi Brings Down the House at TribFest
Speaker talks impeachment, turning Texas blue in 2020

Sept. 29, 2019

U.S. Rep Will Hurd Walks the Purple Line at Trib Fest
U.S. Rep Will Hurd Walks the Purple Line at Trib Fest
Outbound GOP rep tells opening-night crowd: "Texas is a jump ball."

Sept. 26, 2019

Beto O'Rourke's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
Beto's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
We report from the 2020 Democratic campaign trail on whether all the blue, sweat, and beers are worth it

Sept. 26, 2019

DCCC Targets Trump’s Trade War
DCCC on Trump’s Trade War
National digital ad campaign hits consumer costs

Aug. 29, 2019

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