The new Republican laws will make most voting activities in Texas harder, except for poll watching. Their goals are intimidation of election workers, suppression of voters, and retaliation against Harris county, which led the state in 2020 in making it easier for people to vote: more polls for those who lacked transportation, voting polls with interpreters […]
Election officials Election officials refer to partisan election judges (Democratic and Republican); not sure about clerks, county employees, or volunteers in charge of equipment and vote counting. Local election officials (election judges) will be required to refer any and all cases of improperly cast ballots, even mistakes, to the state attorney general for consideration of fraud. It […]
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 […]