What’s in the proposed Texas voting law?

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“Under Senate Bill 1’s provisions, a ban would be implemented on drive-thru voting or casting a ballot from inside a vehicle unless participating in curbside voting due to a disability. A ban would also be placed on overnight voting, requiring polls to be open a minimum of nine hours from between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Election officials would also be required to install a video surveillance system that records vote-counting activities, with a livestream made available to the public in counties with 100,000 residents or more. Those in large counties would also be required to install tracking software to monitor “all input and activity” on electronic devices used to count votes. Beginning January 1, 2024, equipment that does not disable or remove any wireless connectivity capability would be prohibited from use in tabulating votes.

SB 1 would also allow partisan poll watchers to observe election activity inside polling places and vote-counting centers as well as during curbside voting that takes place inside a vehicle. It would also make it a crime to deny access to a poll watcher. 

In addition, voters would be required to include a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number on a vote-by-mail application and the envelope containing their ballot. Individuals who help voters cast their ballot, due to language or physical needs, must fill out a document listing their name, address, relationship to the voter, and whether they’re being paid by a candidate or political committee. Those who drive three or more people to the polls would also be required to fill out a similar form unless all vehicle occupants are family members.

The secretary of state will also be required to work with the Department of Public Safety to provide data on a monthly basis from the existing statewide computerized voter registration list to be used for verification of citizenship status on voter registration applications.” foxnews

Comment: I listened to Neil Cavuto interview one of the refugee Texas Democrats yesterday. This guy became frustrated with Cavuto (who is a Liberal) and his inability to accept why the fugitives should not have stayed in Austin to vote against Abbott’s bill. The refugee’s reason came down to” We would have lost. We could not have that!” When Cavuto persisted in his non-acceptance of that, the man said “What if the bill legalized child abuse?” Cavuto responded that this is not in the proposed law. The Democrat refugee responded that it could be, it might be. pl


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3 Responses to What’s in the proposed Texas voting law?

  1. akaPatience says:

    The terms of the law seem reasonable to me. The requirement of forms for those driving people to the polls sounds like a good idea. I don’t know if it’s still a law but there was a time when those wearing partisan apparel or handing out partisan literature, etc., had to remain a specific distance from voting booths. And of course “walking around money” – i.e., buying off voters, was prohibited. That Texas even allows some degree of drive-by voting seems liberal to me!

    In Ohio, death certificates are cross-referenced with voter registration rolls and the deceased are removed within a couple of months. Driver’s license or SS numbers have been required on absentee ballot applications for as long as I can remember. While they don’t prove eligibility to vote, a birth certificate is required upon registration.

    I don’t understand the argument that minorities are more impacted by voter integrity laws such as these. It seems bogus, patronizing, and intellectually dishonest.

  2. blue peacock says:

    This is precisely what is needed in every state to ensure verified voting by US citizens who are legally registered in the polling district.

    How does this Texas law ensure accurate voting rolls?

  3. TV says:

    See these Texas Dems on TV?
    They are not just uninformed emotional lefties.
    They’re truly stupid people, as in dumb and dumber.
    Politicians are the obnoxious kids in HS who never got over the thrill of being class secretary.

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