Elections

Get out your Voter ID and prepare to head to the polls!  Early voting takes place from Monday, Oct. 20 and continues through Friday, Oct.31. 

Then its on to Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 4, when Texans will choose a new governor; statewide, local and congressional officials; and decide issues that ranging from a potential fracking ban in Denton to higher city council pay in Dallas.

The Texas Debates: Race for Governor

If you need a refresher on the positions taken by the candidates for governor, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, check out the September 30 Texas Debate: Race for Governor.  

KERA and media partners also produced a week of reports, Five Days in October, that highlight issues in the governor's race.  

Then tune into KERA 90.1 on Election Night for all the results and the following morning for more analysis.

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Politics
9:38 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Race For Dallas County District Attorney Heats Up

Former Judge Susan Hawk and current Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins will face off in the Nov. election.

On the campaign trail for Dallas District Attorney, the candidates have spent as much time attacking each other as they have debating policy.

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Government
12:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

TxDOT Commissioner Says New Funding Could Change Reliance On Toll Roads

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presents a volunteerism award to Victor Vandergriff in 2011.
City of Arlington

In addition to the many candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, Texans are voting on a constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1. If it passes, a portion of oil and gas tax money flowing into the state’s rainy day savings account will be used for transportation.

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Elections
3:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Map: Find Your Early Voting Polling Station

Jacqueline Mermea The Texas Tribune

Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.

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Politics
11:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

For Abbott And Davis, It's Now About Getting Supporters To Vote

Democrat Wendy Davis met with volunteers block-walking for her in Dallas on Sunday.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

Two weeks of early voting begins Monday and the candidates for governor are working to get their supporters to the polls.

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Politics
12:01 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Grab Your Photo ID -- Early Voting Begins Today

Joe Shlabotnik flickr.com

Get out your voter ID and head to the polls -- early voting begins today and continues through Oct.31. 

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Government
11:26 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Requires Texas Voter ID For Voting That Begins Monday

When early voting begins Monday Texans will be required to show a valid Voter ID at the polls.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

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Politics
6:54 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola 'Sucks The Oxygen' Out Of Election Coverage

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says coordinating the Ebola response leaves little time to campaign for reelection.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

On Monday, early voting begins in Texas.  If you haven’t heard a lot about it, that might be because the evolving Ebola crisis in Dallas has overwhelmed news coverage -- even in one campaign where the Ebola response seems to be the issue.

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Five Days In October
12:01 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Abbott, Davis Downplay New Toll Roads As Way To End Traffic Gridlock

A look at the new LBJ Express, which includes managed toll lanes.
LBJ Express

KERA and its media partners  -- The Dallas Morning News and KXAS-TV (NBC 5) -- continue Five Days in October, a week-long report about issues the governor's race. Today, we look at how Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis would address the state's growing need for infrastructure. That includes toll roads and the role they should play in relieving traffic congestion.

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Government
5:09 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Federal Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID For Upcoming Election

Julian Aguilar Texas Tribune

A federal court today confirmed that Texas voters will need a valid photo ID when early voting begins next Monday. 

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Politics
1:57 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Davis Says Wheelchair Ad Exposes Hypocrisy, Abbott Calls It Offensive

Wendy Davis' latest TV ad opens with a picture of a wheelchair which is used to represent opponent Greg Abbott.
Texas Tribune/YouTube

Greg Abbott, the Republican running for governor, says opponent Wendy Davis' TV ad that uses a wheelchair to represent him is "offensive." 

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