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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Nonprofit VOTE is out with its look at the 2012 election, with information on turnout, demographics, early voting, and the impact of same-day voter registration.

As set out in the report, voter turnout continues to lag in Texas, with the state ranking 48th in voter turnout in 2012 (compared with 47th in 2008).*  

Overall, according to data from the United States Elections Project, Texas saw voter participation decline by 9.2% in 2012 over 2008, a steeper decline than in all but six states.

The full report can be found here.

* Texas was 50th in voter turnout in 2010.