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Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune

Alexa Ura covers politics and demographics for The Texas Tribune, where she started as an intern in 2013. She previously covered health care for the Trib. While earning her journalism degree at the University of Texas at Austin, she was a reporter and editor for The Daily Texan. A Laredo native, Alexa is a fluent Spanish-speaker and is constantly seeking genuine Mexican food in Austin.

Tuesday is election day in Texas for the low-turnout contests to finalize party nominations for the November general election.
Bob Daemmrich | The Texas Tribune

If the primary runoff elections are a test run for November, cracks are becoming apparent in the state's voting system as it struggles to function under the strain of rampant coronavirus spread.

Matthew Campos stands in an empty parking lot at Northwest Vista College, a Bexar County polling place, during the election on Nov. 5, 2019.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A lack of workers willing to run polling sites as Texas continues to report record coronavirus infections is forcing election officials in two major counties to scale back plans for the July 14 primary runoff elections.

SHELBY KNOWLES | THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an initial bid by state Democrats to expand voting by mail to all Texas voters during the coronavirus pandemic.

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot.

In the latest twist in the legal fight over voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the risk of contracting the virus alone does not meet the state’s qualifications for voting by mail.

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

A federal judge on Tuesday opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering that all state voters regardless of age qualify for a mail-in ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

UT Austin students line up to vote at the Flawn Academic Center in 2016.
GABRIEL C. PEREZ | KUT

Citing the threats of the coronavirus, six Texas voters filed suit in federal court Wednesday challenging restrictions that limit age eligibility for voting-by-mail to those 65 and older.

Voters cast their ballots at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center in Houston on Nov. 5, 2019.
Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

As their counterparts in Iowa reel from a disastrously slow election returns process, Texas Democrats say they're worried that a change in the way Texas reports election results will delay the final tally of delegates won by presidential hopefuls in the upcoming March 3 primary past election night.

Ruth Ruggero Hughs
Texas Workforce Commission

After losing his last chief election officer over a botched review of the state’s voter rolls, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed a new secretary of state: Ruth Ruggero Hughs.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Three months after first questioning the citizenship status of almost 100,000 registered voters, the Texas secretary of state has agreed to end a review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens that was flawed from the start.

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