TEXAS REDISTRICTING & ELECTION LAW

Updates about ongoing redistricting litigation in the Lone Star State and coverage of election law more generally. This website's goal is to try to make sure the redistricting process and litigation over voting law is as transparent and accessible as possible to the public. Hopefully, it will be of some use to a broad range of interested parties, both lawyers and non-lawyers. Have questions, comments, suggestions, additional content, or a redistricting joke (or two)? Feel free to contact me: Michael Li, michael.li@mlilaw.com, 202.681.0641.
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From an email I received this morning from an election administrator about the possibility of having the legislative and congressional primary in May and everything else in March:

One of my biggest fears in a bifurcated primary is that the Early Voting period for a runoff is different from a Primary or General Election. If we have both elections on the same day, and no adjustment is made, a voter could possibly cast a ballot in a Primary for State Senator, but have to return a week later to cast a ballot in a runoff for U.S. Senator. Also, Early voting period for the runoff is currently scheduled to begin the next business day after our municipal and school elections. If we had the typical 2-week EV period for the bifurcated Primary, we could have two different elections happening in the same polls at the same time. Ugly.