Nov. 5, 2013 Elections - State Propositions and Houston Candidate Information

Submitted by Bill Crosier on September 21, 2013 - 12:31pm. ::

This fall, voters all across Texas will be voting on nine Propositions (state constitutional amendments). Other elections depend on where you live within Texas.

In Harris County, there are also candidates for Houston city positions, plus Houston Community College, school trustees.

With so many candidates running for so many positions in Houston and Harris Co., it's always a challenge to keep up with all of them, and decide how to vote. Luckily, there are people who compile info about the candidates to help us decide. Check out the links below for details.

A good (non-partisan) guide to all of the state Propositions, and to races in Harris Co., is the Harris Co. League of Women Voters' Voters Guide. You can pick up a copy at many libraries, or download it from

Charles Kuffner's mid-year update on Burnt Orange Report, with good commentary about candidates as of June 2013 (watch for updates):

Charles Kuffner's comprehensive list of endorsements and interviews with Houston/Harris Co. candidates: -- also note the many links in the right column, for more information on the 2013 elections.

How candidates voted in the last three Democratic and Republican primaries: (links to Harris Co. Dem. and Rep. party web sites)

Harris Co. Democratic Party's Municipal Questionnaire Results:

List of all candidates for Houston city positions, HISD trusteees, and HCC trustees, with financial reports:

I'll add more links here as I find them, so please check back later.

For information about how the new Voter ID requirements will work, and other details about the election, see the LWV Voters Guide (first link above) or these official Harris Co. sites: and

The new Voter ID requirements are expected to give a lot of people trouble, so please review them at the links above. If you qualify to vote by mail (if you're over 65, disabled, or will be out of the county on election day and during the entire early voting period), it's best to do that so you can avoid the Voter ID problem. Go to to get a ballot by mail.