Elections and Politics
This guide includes major election sites, information on political parties, on the Presidency, US Senate and House of Representatives, Gubernatorial, County Judge, and information on elections and voting in Harris County & Texas.
News and resources on local, state and national elections and politics. Voter tools include maps, parties, and a list of incumbents.
"Civic education in the real world."
"Every political leader on every issue."
"A guide to the money in US elections."
Independent guide to political races. Includes all state races for Texas.
"A national library of factual information" on candidates.
Project to get young people registered to vote. Sponsored by MTV.
Election information, early voting information, election results, and how to use the eSlate voting system.
Information on elections in Texas including candidates, voter registration information, and polling locations.
Important dates, candidates - including who's on the ballot in Texas, returns, registration, and electoral college information.
Information on the new voting machines.
The President and Vice President are elected to four year terms. The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution established a two term limit.
President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden (D) were elected in the 2008 election. Their primary opponents were John McCain & Sarah Palin (R).
Senators have six year staggered terms.
Senator John Cornyn (R)
Senator Ted Cruz (R)
Mayor of Houston
Sylvester Turner (D)
2010 Election Results
Greg Abbot (R) | Office of the Governor
Dan Patrick (R) | Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Ken Paxton (R) | Office of the Attorney General
All Representatives come up for election every two years.
Ted Poe (R)
John Culberson (R)
Al Green (D)
Michael McCaul (R)
Pete Olson (R)
Gene Green (D)
Harris County Offices
Judge Ed Emmett (R)