Voting

Even on issues where Republicans and Democrats agree on a problem, they differ on solutions. Case in point: mail-in ballot fraud.

Most Americans - 59 percent — think everything possible should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Almost 80 percent say they oppose making voting mandatory. These are the results of a new survey from the Pew Research Center, which comes as partisan disputes over voting requirements continue in courts and legislatures across the country.

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Early voting begins Tuesday, May 30, for runoff races that will decide San Antonio's next mayor and six city council seats. Registered voters can cast ballots through next Tuesday, June 6.  Then the races will be decided on Election Day, Saturday, June 10.     

From Texas Standard:

The end may be near for straight-ticket voting in Texas. House Bill 25, which would ban the practice, passed out of the Senate on Thursday. It's got one more stop in the lower chamber before heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. Prominent Democrats are decrying the bill – saying it would dilute Democratic votes.

Everything You Need To Know About Voting In Texas

May 12, 2017
Emily Albracht / Texas Tribune

The legislative session may be winding down, but Texas election season is heating up.

As lawmakers return to their districts after the session adjourns on May 29, candidates will be preparing for 2018 elections amid an ongoing controversy surrounding the state’s 2011 voter identification law (which was found to be intentionally discriminatory — again).

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