LWV Priorities for Texas Legislature

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Voting Rights and Election Law

LWVTX's 86th Legislative Session Priorities

 

The right of every Texas citizen to vote and participate directly in democracy

  • Impartial treatment of all voters.
  • Maximum use of uniform election dates.
  • Efficient shared polling locations.
  • Convenient and accessible ballot by mail with proper safeguards.

The integrity of a safe, secure and accurate voter registration system

  • Vigilant modernization and security of registration processes.
  • Direct voter registration for convenience, security and cost.
  • Enforcement of statewide technological safeguards & cybersecurity standards.
  • Required cybersecurity training for county election officials.
  • Statewide standards for county end-user equipment.

Elections resulting in honest and accurate results

  • Transition to voting equipment renewal and required paper-trail for post- election audits.
  • Mandatory uniform training for election workers.
  • Assure enforcement of election laws.

Online Voter Registration – a proven 21st century system.

  • Takes advantage of improved Texas statewide registration system.
  • Maximizes voter registration integrity.
  • Offers accuracy more than five times better than transcribed paper forms.
  • Significantly reduces county transcription & state printing costs.

Encourage renewal of county election equipment and standards.

  • Incentivize conversion to reliable safe and secure equipment.
  • Ensure county election officials compliance with election standards.

Improve accessibility to ballot-by-mail program and assure its integrity.

  • Redesign forms for clarity and compliance.
  • Adjust time period and mechanisms for requesting ballots by mail.

 

Download the LWVTX priorities for the 86th Legislative Session here.