#TXDecides

Credit Texas Station Collaborative

Texas Decides is a project from the Texas Station Collaborative, which includes KERA in Dallas, KUT in Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Marfa Public Radio and Houston Public Media.

The project started in the run-up to the 2016 election. Public radio stations across Texas asked listeners to submit questions related to national, statewide and local politics. After listeners voted on their favorite questions, reporters tackled everything from why Texas is so red to why voter turnout is so low in the state.

At the start of the 85th Legislature, stations teamed up again to ask listeners to submit questions about the complicated lawmaking process in Texas. Now, stations from throughout the Lone Star state have joined forces again to tackle the 2018 primaries. So go ahead and ask.

See all stories from the "Texas Decides" project below.

Early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoffs end Friday.

How Much Does Voting Matter In A Gerrymandered District?

Mar 1, 2018

This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases on partisan gerrymandering, including one from Texas. At issue: Is drawing congressional districts to favor one political party over another unconstitutional?

Early voting for the March 6 primaries in Texas started this week. But, if you plan on voting on Election Day, it’s possible you might run into someone at your polling location with the title of “election judge.”

As part of our Texas Decides project, a listener wanted to know what they do and how they got that job.

From Texas Standard.

If you’re loyal to a particular political party, have you – or a fellow Democrat or Republican – at least thought about voting in the opposing party’s primary? Maybe for a person you think would be a weaker candidate in the general election? Or maybe just to “mess” with the “other team”?

In this primary election, voters will decide who appears on November's general election ballot. From now until March 2, you can cast your ballot at any polling place in the county where you’re registered. But on Election Day, most Texas voters have to go to their assigned polling place. (That's unless you’re in one of the counties participating in a special program.)

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