Voter I.D.

The state’s top election official says he’s doing all he can to make sure counties are following a court order regarding the state’s voter ID law.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Early voting begins in the state today, Oct. 24, and runs through Nov. 4. Any registered voter may vote early in person. Or, to vote early by mail, you must complete an application that must be received by Oct. 28. Then you must submit your ballot by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Texas Appeals Voter ID Rulings to U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 23, 2016
Cheryl Gerber / For The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Texas wants to take its voter identification battle to the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the justices to hear his arguments about why the state’s photo ID requirements for voting do not discriminate against Hispanics and African-American voters. “Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy,” the Republican said in a statement. "Texas enacted a common-sense...

Judge Orders Texas to Rewrite Voter ID Education Materials

Sep 21, 2016
Cheryl Gerber / For The Texas Tribune

A federal judge has ordered Texas to issue new voter education materials, siding with those who accused state officials of misleading voters about identification requirements for the November elections. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday ordered changes to certain press releases, posters placed at polling locations and materials on state websites related to voting in the Nov. 8 elections. She is also requiring that “all materials related to the education of voters, poll...

This week the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered the ruling that the Texas Voter ID Law violates a key section of the Voting Rights act. The courts have held that the Texas Voter ID law undercuts federal voting protections for Hispanics and African Americans. The courts have ordered that the state find remedies for the law before the presidential election A hearing to decide what that might look like is set for August 17 th . One possible solution could include a robust state voter...