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Potential special election in House District 46 heats up
December 5, 2016
State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, announced she plans to resign from her elected position in September after winning her November election in a landslide.
Student voters weigh in after Election Day
November 10, 2016
After a historic Election Day that resulted in a Donald Trump presidential victory, The Daily Texan followed up with the 12 students profiled for a voter series that ran between Oct. 24 and Nov. 8.
Travis County area incumbents win reelection bids
November 9, 2016
Incumbents Celia Israel (D-Austin), Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and Donna Howard (D-Austin) won last night, carrying all three representatives to another term for the 85th Texas Legislature.
Dawnna Dukes re-elected to serve House District 46, despite intent to resign
November 9, 2016
With 70.31 percent of the early vote, Democrat Rep. Dawnna Dukes secured her 12th term to serve House District 46 Tuesday night.
Student elections forecaster predicts presidential election outcome
November 8, 2016
Today is Election Day, marking the end of a frenzied political battle between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Americans who didn’t early vote will cast their ballot for the next U.S. president.
Former Austin City Council member announces HD 46 run, in case of special election
November 7, 2016
Sheryl Cole, the first African-American woman elected to the Austin City Council in 2006, plans to run for the House District 46 seat should the position become vacant in 2017.
New citizen votes for Clinton, down-ballot Democrats
November 6, 2016
Just two months after becoming an official U.S. citizen, Mathew Piotrowicz exercised his newly attained right to vote by casting an early ballot for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.
Non-citizen encourages civic duty, supports Clinton
November 3, 2016
Shannon Doyle isn’t eligible to cast her ballot this election cycle by nature of not being an American citizen, but encourages others with the right to do so.
Government major makes his election choice in third-party candidates
November 1, 2016
Brian Bensimon made a decision to not support either major party candidate when he opted to vote for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.
Second-generation student cites immigration policy in decision to vote Clinton
October 28, 2016
“I’m that ‘bad hombre” Donald Trump tells you about,” said Jacob Peña, a second-generation Mexican-American, with a smile. “That’s me.”
LGBT activist Annise Parker reflects on past, weighs the future
October 28, 2016
“I had to figure out how to not make ‘lesbian’ my last name,” said Annise Parker, the former mayor of Houston, in a speech to UT students Thursday night at the SAC Auditorium.
Right-leaning student foregoes Trump, chooses write-in candidate
October 26, 2016
Allison Peregory, a consistently conservative voter, is foregoing her vote for this year’s Republican presidential nominee.
Former Jeb Bush backer switches sides, supports Hillary Clinton
October 25, 2016
When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton officially became the presidential nominees, Zach Long asked himself, “Oh crap, what happens now?”
Voter profile: Texas native casts his first presidential ballot for Republican candidate
October 24, 2016
Eric Davis turned 18, the minimum age required to vote, the week after the presidential election in 2012.
No Board of Regents members have donated to Trump so far
October 11, 2016
None of the nine UT System Regents have donated to current GOP nominee Donald Trump so far, despite their longtime associations with high-dollar donations to Republican candidates, adding to the unconventionality amid a bitter battle for the presidency.
Clinton leads Trump with huge margin among UT-Austin students
October 10, 2016
As the nation inches toward the finish line in the 2016 race for president, undergraduate students at UT-Austin overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, for president.
Student organizations promote voter registration during National Voter Registration Day
September 30, 2016
Three civic engagement organizations registered more than 1,200 students to vote on Sept. 27, National Voter Registration Day.
Transgender bathroom battle continues with Texas lawmakers
September 26, 2016
The battle over gender-neutral restrooms has been highly contested on both sides of the political aisle in recent months, and over the weekend, top Texas and local lawmakers weighed in on the issue and its future in the Lone Star State.
Diversity, tuition costs on college campuses addressed at Texas Tribune Festival
September 26, 2016
Panelists at the Texas Tribune Festival met over the weekend to discuss issues in higher education affecting students across Texas.
The Daily Texan guide to political organization endorsements on campus
September 23, 2016
With Election Day just 46 days away, tension between the two main-party candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, has left the University’s politically active organizations questioning: Is it best to align with the party, support a third-party candidate or just forgo a public endorsement this election altogether?
UT talks voter rights amid 2016 election
September 19, 2016
“Voting Rights in Texas and Beyond” included a discussion surrounding Voter ID laws in Texas.
UT celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first black undergraduate class
September 12, 2016
A weekend-long celebration kicked off Friday afternoon with a salute to the 1956 black undergraduate class, the first year the University allowed black students to enroll and attend UT.