Houston City Council District B controversy

A legal challenge to Cynthia Bailey's place in the runoff election for City Council District B has taken the district seat off the December ballot and will require a special election.

Harris Co. planned to use ‘risky method’ for election results, even though they knew it was illegal: Texas elections director

In a press conference, Diane Trautman, the Harris County Clerk, said a last-minute advisory from the Secretary of State forced her to throw out the vote tabulation plan she had used in May, which involved dropping Mobile Ballot Box cards off at ten locations throughout the city, then feeding those results electronically through a secure network to the Central Count Station.

Harris County clerk addresses slow election results

It took nearly 12 hours to get results from the time votes began being counted, and there was a more than 6-hour time frame where the county clerk’s office did not release any updates on election results. The new Harris County clerk blames the Secretary of State’s office for the delays.