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Attorney general opinion addresses definition of electronic voting machine

A Texas attorney general opinion issued in October says a voting machine producing marked paper ballots as an added security measure qualifies as a direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machine under Texas law as long as it meets additional statutory requirements.

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Voting procedures from 2016 in effect for November elections

The state’s voter identification policies used in the 2016 presidential election will remain in effect for the Nov. 7 election, based on a federal appeals court ruling in September that said it would minimize confusion among voters and election officials. The 5th Circuit … Continue reading

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Proposed constitutional amendments to go before voters

Voters will consider seven propositions to amend the Texas Constitution in the Nov. 7 election. The propositions were approved for the ballot by the 85th Legislature earlier this year. Among the issues to be considered by voters are proposals to: provide a homestead exemption … Continue reading

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States revise laws to address ‘ballot selfies’ in voting booths

In response to the prevalence of cellphone use, several states have enacted legislation to address use of the devices in polling places, including voters taking and sharing photos of themselves with their marked ballots (“ballot selfies”). Legislative changes and recent court orders … Continue reading

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