voter registration http://tpr.org en Children Fleeing Violence In Central America Land In Texas http://tpr.org/post/children-fleeing-violence-central-america-land-texas <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Matters:</span></strong> The Texas-Mexico border is seeing a human wave of children from Central America, but what can be done about it? Texas moves to privatize a big part of the foster care program, but will it make the troubled system any safer for the children? Also on this show: Is Texas ready for online voter registration?</p><p><strong>Unaccompanied (immigrant) minors</strong></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:20:40 +0000 David Martin Davies 32595 at http://tpr.org Children Fleeing Violence In Central America Land In Texas 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 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 Voter ID Name Mismatch Affecting Texas Women At The Polls http://tpr.org/post/voter-id-name-mismatch-affecting-texas-women-polls <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> There are reports that the state's new voter ID law is causing problems for women at the polls whose names on their drivers license don't exactly match their voter registration card. A closer look at Prop. 5, the reverse mortgage issue on this year's statewide ballot. <em>Also on this show:</em> Kinky Friedman back in politics, Ted Cruz' father steps into the limelight.</p><p><strong>Does new voter ID law disenfranchise women?</strong></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:14:50 +0000 David Martin Davies 20914 at http://tpr.org Voter ID Name Mismatch Affecting Texas Women At The Polls Federal Court Overturns Ruling On 2011 Voter Registration Law http://tpr.org/post/federal-court-overturns-ruling-2011-voter-registration-law <p>One year ago a Galveston judge ruled the 2011 law that places additional requirements and bans on Texans running voter registration drives was too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional. That ruling has now been overturned by the US 5<sup>th</sup> Circuit Court of Appeals.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:40:04 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19663 at http://tpr.org Federal Court Overturns Ruling On 2011 Voter Registration Law DPS Begins Issuing Free Voter Certificates, Photo ID Or Not http://tpr.org/post/dps-begins-issuing-free-voter-certificates-photo-id-or-not <p>Now that the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=82R&amp;Bill=SB14" target="_blank">Texas Voter ID</a> law is firmly in place, the Department of Public Safety will begin issuing Election Identification certificates to voters without a Texas identification card.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:05:50 +0000 Joey Palacios 13759 at http://tpr.org DPS Begins Issuing Free Voter Certificates, Photo ID Or Not Governor Perry Appoints San Antonio Attorney As 108th Secretary Of State http://tpr.org/post/governor-perry-appoints-san-antonio-attorney-108th-secretary-state <p></p><p>Today the governor announced his appointment of San Antonio attorney John Steen as the new <a href="http://www.sos.state.tx.us/" target="_blank">Texas Secretary of State</a>, days after former Secretary Hope Andrade suddenly announced her resignation last week.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:36:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 2432 at http://tpr.org Governor Perry Appoints San Antonio Attorney As 108th Secretary Of State Voter Register Deadline Approaches to Vote in Nov. Presidential Election http://tpr.org/post/voter-register-deadline-approaches-vote-nov-presidential-election <p>The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9th. Bexar County Elections Administrator Jackie Callanen says the date is extended because of the Monday holiday, and she’s optimistic that a few extra people might register before the deadline.</p><p>"When we had the primary election, here in Bexar County we had 875,000 people registered to vote," said Callanen. "Today when I looked at the numbers, we had 898,000. So we're increasing by about 1,000 or 1,500 a day from the applications that we have."</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:47:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 181 at http://tpr.org Voter Register Deadline Approaches to Vote in Nov. Presidential Election Why Does Texas Have Such a Low Voter Turnout? http://tpr.org/post/why-does-texas-have-such-low-voter-turnout <p>Fred Lewis, the Director of Texans Together, says the real challenge is getting people involved more often on a local level, so they can see concrete results from participating. University of Texas at San Antonio political science professor Walter Wilson says poorly distributed congressional districts contribute to poor Latino voter turnout. Saul Elbein's article, “No Shows: why so few Texans bother to vote” also explores the reasons why so many people don't even try to get to the polls.</p><p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:46:17 +0000 David Martin Davies 617 at http://tpr.org Why Does Texas Have Such a Low Voter Turnout? UTSA Students Register Voters for November General Election http://tpr.org/post/utsa-students-register-voters-november-general-election <p>Just in time for <a href="http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/" target="_blank">National Voter Registration Day</a>, local university students came together to encourage fellow students to register and to vote while they are residing in Bexar County.</p><p>UTSA Professor Patricia Jaramillo said the first step was training, and the students took the lead in the project:</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:20:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 310 at http://tpr.org UTSA Students Register Voters for November General Election