Voter I.D.

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.

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.

This week the 5th 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.

From Texas Standard:

Federal courts aren't showing much love this summer for Texas laws. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the state's 2013 abortion laws impose an undue burden on women, and Wednesday, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals says the photo ID requirement for Texas voters is asking too much.

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