Noncitizen voters It will be illegal for noncitizens to accidentally check the voter registration box on a Texas’s driver’s license application form.
Assistants “Assistants” (helpers) are any volunteers who help voters, either in filling out and/or mailing in applications and ballots (elderly, disabled) or at the polls (non-native speakers, non-readers, etc.). Currently in Texas, assistants simply sign the application or ballot or a form given to them at the poll. Assistants will be required to sign an oath that if they […]
The following actions will have possible criminal penalties, whether done on purpose or by mistake: County voter registrars County voter registrars will be required to refer for prosecution anyone who even mistakenly registers to vote. (Currently registrars can contact the voter to fix the issue. This will have the effect of intimidating some people from risking prosecution and […]
The Texas Republican Legislature intends to complicate and criminalize (from misdemeanors to felonies) various functions of voter registration, election management, and voting. Some of these laws are currently legal in Texas and in other states. The goals (not election integrity) include 1) intimidating volunteer voter registrars, voter and election helpers, election judges and workers, and, of course, […]
What’s in the Texas Voter Suppression Bills? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1 of 12) Texas House Democrats broke quorum on July 12 and set up camp in D.C. to avoid letting state Republicans pass voting repression bills without a fight and to bring attention and action to voting rights nationwide and at the […]