2020 Primary Election

Voters wait to enter Pflugerville ISD's Rock Gym on Election Day.
Michael Minasi / KUT

It's Election Day in Texas for the primary runoff elections. We'll be sharing photos and updates on the election throughout the day Tuesday. If you have a tip, send it to us at news@KUT.org. Find election results here

Voters wait in line at the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in Austin on March 3.
Julia Reihs / KUT

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It's Election Day for the primary runoffs and the special election to replace state Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced in February that he was not seeking re-election. The runoffs were supposed to be in May, but were postponed because of the pandemic. 

The CDC has some simple guidelines to follow to protect yourself from the coronavirus if you plan to vote in person.

A voter enters a polling place at the North Austin YMCA on March 3, 2020.
Julia Reihs / KUT

Some Travis County voters say they are missing races on their mail-in ballot for the July 14 primary runoff elections. The Travis County Clerk's Office says that's because they didn't read their mail-in ballot application closely.

Voters line up outside Fiesta to cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Travis County voters won’t be able to cast their ballots in grocery stores during July’s runoff election. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said the option is too risky during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voters wait in line to vote on Super Tuesday at Randall's on Braker Lane.
Julia Reihs / KUT

We're following a number of federal, state and local races throughout Central Texas as results are tallied on Super Tuesday.

The Texas State Capitol dome reflects on the Texas Supreme Court building.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

These are the statewide races we're watching as primary election results roll in Tuesday.

Texas Supreme Court | Railroad Commission | State Board of Education | Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

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From Texas Standard:

What might cause a voter to wait until the last possible day to cast a ballot? One factor appears to be that some of those planning to vote in the Democratic primary still consider themselves "undecided."

Texas Standard host David Brown spoke with three undecided voters  about why they're still weighing their options, one day before Super Tuesday.

Voters line up outside of The University Co-op across from UT Austin on Election Day in November 2016.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Travis County has broken its early voting record during a presidential primary election with about 116,000 votes, compared to the previous primary record of around 93,000 early voters in 2016.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT

Join Texas Standard, KUT, KVUE-TV and The Texas Tribune for a debate with the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. 

Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

Curious about the candidates running in the March 3 primaries in Texas?

Join KUT, Good Politics, MOVE Texas, USTomorrow and the Austin Monitor for a night dedicated to learning about the people who want to represent you (but in a fun way).

Andrea Garcia/KUT

From Texas Standard:

As the impeachment trial was getting underway in Washington, KXAN-TV in Austin reported that online searches within Texas for "impeachment" were high in some surprising, and not so surprising, places. They included Austin, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, Corpus Christi and Victoria.

Salvador Castro for KUT

Feb. 3 is the last day to register to vote before the March 3 primary elections in Texas. Here’s what you need to know to register.

A view of Austin from the Capitol Rotunda.
Austin Price / The Texas Tribune

A sleeping giant looms over the Democratic presidential campaign, even as excitement continues to build toward the first-in-the-nation contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

That behemoth is Texas.