Voter I.D. http://tpr.org en House Lawmakers Debate Online Voter Registration http://tpr.org/post/house-lawmakers-debate-online-voter-registration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A committee of House lawmakers heard the reasons why the state of Texas would be better served with an online voter registration system, but </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">some groups remain skeptical about the possibility of voter fraud.</span></p><p>As of April, 19 states offer online voter registration. Last legislative session Texas came very close to passing their own version but it was not added the calendar for a final vote. In this period between sessions, lawmakers are re-considering the same thing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:40:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32165 at http://tpr.org House Lawmakers Debate Online Voter Registration Voter ID Trial Remains On Track Despite Federal Attempt To Postpone http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-trial-remains-track-despite-federal-attempt-postpone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas voter ID law applauded a Corpus Christi federal judge’s vigilance to retain a September trial date -- </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the U.S. Department of Justice is now hoping to postpone the case because of logistics issues.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:47:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26658 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Trial Remains On Track Despite Federal Attempt To Postpone The Source: The GOP And The Latino Vote http://tpr.org/post/source-gop-and-latino-vote <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last presidential election showed the kind of clout that Latino voters have. With President Barack Obama gaining a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the demographic the question has been: What will the GOP do to gain traction with Latinos?</span></p><p>Has the Democratic party just done a better job of welcoming Latinos?</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:50:33 +0000 Paul Flahive 26093 at http://tpr.org The Source: The GOP And The Latino Vote Voter ID Reminder For 2014 Primary Election http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-reminder-2014-primary-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voter ID certificates are now available at Texas DPS offices and county</span>&nbsp;elections offices are working to get voters properly registered for next month’s early voting in the primary elections.</p><p>The Electronic Identification Certificate is the required document for all voters who do not already have a state or U.S. photo ID. According to the voter ID law that went into effect in November, every voter must show an acceptable form of ID to be allowed to cast their ballot.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:24:48 +0000 Eileen Pace 25881 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Reminder For 2014 Primary Election County Considering Early Voting Sites On College Campuses http://tpr.org/post/county-considering-early-voting-sites-college-campuses <p>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is exploring the feasibility of placing early voting sites on several Alamo Colleges campuses.</span> Officials say it’s an idea that has been tried sporadically at different colleges around town, and now the local League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) wants to make the idea permanent.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:18:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 25476 at http://tpr.org County Considering Early Voting Sites On College Campuses Civil Rights Group Says Texas Isn't Doing Enough To Encourage Voting http://tpr.org/post/civil-rights-group-says-texas-isnt-doing-enough-encourage-voting <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">A civil rights group based in Austin has released <a href="http://texascivilrightsproject.org/docs/hr/tcrp2013voting_rights.pdf">a new report</a> that alleges the Texas Secretary of State is not doing enough to explain the process for voter registration or get people signed up to vote. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:06:36 +0000 Ryan Poppe 23700 at http://tpr.org Civil Rights Group Says Texas Isn't Doing Enough To Encourage Voting Federal Judge Denies Abbott’s Request To Move Voter ID Trial To After 2014 Election http://tpr.org/post/federal-judge-denies-abbott-s-request-move-voter-id-trial-after-2014-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal District Judge&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nelva</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Gonzales Ramos</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Corpus Christi has denied Attorney General Greg Abbott’s request to move a lawsuit challenging Texas’ Voter ID law to a March trial date in 2015. O</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pening arguments will begin a few months before state general elections in September 2014.</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:00:48 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22855 at http://tpr.org Federal Judge Denies Abbott’s Request To Move Voter ID Trial To After 2014 Election Voter ID Case May Be Postponed Until After 2014 Election http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-case-may-be-postponed-until-after-2014-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal court in Corpus Christi will decide this week whether or not to postpone the trial date for a case challenging the constitutionality of the Texas voter ID law.</span></p><p>About a week ago, Federal District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos set the trial date for Sept. 2, 2014, about two months before the 2014 State General Election.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a request this week asking for the trial to be pushed back to March 2015.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:06:47 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22325 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Case May Be Postponed Until After 2014 Election Sec. Of State’s Office Reassures That All Ballots Will Count Despite Voter ID Snags http://tpr.org/post/sec-state-s-office-reassures-all-ballots-will-count-despite-voter-id-snags <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Secretary of State John Steen's office is guaranteeing that every ballot will count in this election, even if a voter is registered under a different name.</span></p><p>This is the Texas' first statewide election where photo ID is required to cast a ballot, which has led to some reported problems at polling places across the state.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:37:01 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21410 at http://tpr.org Sec. Of State’s Office Reassures That All Ballots Will Count Despite Voter ID Snags Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/election-day-whats-2013-ballot-and-where-vote-bexar-county <p><strong>Update (11/5):</strong> Today is Election Day and voting locations are different from early voting so make sure and pay close attention to your voting precinct. Polls close at 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Chris Eudaily 20542 at http://tpr.org Election Day: What's On The 2013 Ballot And Where To Vote In Bexar County