Posted on · The Election Administrator’s Office reported that 19% of the ballots in the March primaries were rejected due to Senate Bill 1 compared to 0.3% in the 2018 primary election.
Posted on · The past election was the first since Texas' controversial new voting law was in effect.
Posted on · Voters still have six days to correct any flagged ballots, but must now do so in person.
Posted on · Senate Bill 1, which went into effect Jan. 25, requires Texans voting by mail to include their driver's license number or Social Security number on both their application and carrier envelope for the application and ballot.
Posted on · Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee spoke with Houston Matters about recent problems with mail-in voting and how money from a major opioid settlement will be distributed in Texas.
Posted on · In Harris County — home to Houston — election officials so far have sent back to voters nearly 38% of mail-in ballots, citing issues with new state ID requirements.
Posted on · Local election officials say a provision in the law violates their First Amendment right to talk to people about voting by mail.
Posted on · All over the state, county officials report they’re rejecting hundreds of applications for mail-in ballots, an issue several attribute to recent election law changes championed by state Republicans.
Posted on · U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that the Justice Department will protect people trying to obtain or provide abortions in Texas, in the wake of the state's new restrictive abortion law.
Posted on · Senate Bill 1 would add restrictions to mail-in voting, ban drive-thru voting and give more access to partisan poll watchers, among other provisions. Some groups have also argued the bill creates barriers for voters with disabilities.
Posted on · The Houston Democrat was on her feet speaking, not allowed to sit or lean against her desk, and unable to take bathroom breaks or drink water, since Wednesday evening. Her effort was more of a symbolic gesture than an attempt to block passage of the bill.
Posted on · After an all night hearing over the weekend, lawmakers advanced a controversial package of voting restrictions. It’s the second push on the measures — Democrats had walked out before a previous vote.
Posted on · The budget does not factor in over $35 billion in federal aid. Senators said they don't yet know when that money will come in and what strings could be attached.