“Photos: Election Day 2022 in Texas” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
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On Election Day (and night), Texas Tribune photographers fanned out across the state to show Texans exercising their most fundamental civic duty — going to the polls and voting. From deep East Texas to El Paso, from the Rio Grande Valley up into the High Plains, from our major cities to some of the tiny rural communities that dot and define our state, photojournalists were there. Here’s a little of what they saw.
First: Todd Perry holds several “I Voted” stickers on his lanyard outside of the Broadway Church of Christ polling location in Lubbock. Last: Ashley and Thomas Garcia show a voter registration card to their 3-year-old son, Erik, on Election Day in Harlingen. Credit: Mark Rodgers and Brenda Bazán for The Texas Tribune
First: Houston voters cast their ballots at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center. Last: Sarah Rosenzweig, who has ALS and uses a wheelchair, says she encountered accessibility issues while voting Tuesday in Lufkin. Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune
First: Jennifer Blankenship, field organizing manager for the Tarrant County Beto campaign, hands out chocolate and snacks to voters waiting in line at the Northwest Branch Library in Fort Worth. Last: Voters wait in line to cast their ballots on Election Day at the Northwest Branch Library in Fort Worth. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune
First: Jordan De La Garza outside of the Lark Community Center in McAllen on Election Day. Second: Tony Jalomo displays his tattoos outside of Firemen’s Park in McAllen. Last: Benado Purata outside The Mansion in Palmview on Election Day. Purata is from Veracruz and has voted every year since becoming a United States citizen at age 50. Credit: Jason Garza for The Texas Tribune and Azul Sordo/The Texas Tribune
First: Supporters hold campaign signs for Terry Palacios, Democratic candidate for Hidalgo County district attorney, outside the Edinburg Elections Annex Building. Last: Caldwell County judge candidate Anna Prusaitis Ybarra attaches campaign signs to a trailer outside of a polling location in Lockhart. Credit: Johnathan Johnson and Eli Hartman for The Texas Tribune
Election workers sort provisional ballots and forms from returned equipment at the Tarrant County election administration building in Fort Worth. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune
First: Beto O’Rourke gives his concession speech in El Paso after being defeated by incumbent Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor. Last: Olivia Gallinar, left, wipes away tears and is consoled by a friend as they listen to O’Rourke’s speech. Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune
First: U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, R-Los Indios, an incumbent candidate for Texas’ 34th Congressional District, at her watch party in Weslaco. Last: Her opponent, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, celebrates his win at his watch party in Brownsville. Credit: Brenda Bazán and Michael Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune
First: From left: David Kemp, Diana Biscan and Liz Franco celebrate the victory of Republican Keith Self in Texas’ 3rd Congressional District during an election watch party for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Plano. Last: Paxton, left, kisses his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, as he is announced the winner, defeating Rochelle Garza, the Democratic candidate for attorney general. Credit: Ben Torres for The Texas Tribune
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