Bill

HB 1048

86(R) - 2019
House Elections
Senate State Affairs
House Elections
Senate State Affairs
Elections
County Affairs

Contact the Author

Ryan Guillen

Phone:

512-463-0416

Capitol Office:

Room 1W.3

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Ryan Guillen

Sponsor(s)

Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of a county early voting polling place by a political subdivision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.


Bill Analysis

HB 1048 would require a political subdivision to designate as an early voting polling place for the election an eligible county polling place, and would prohibit any other designation unless each eligible county polling place is designated as an early voting polling place by the political subdivision. In other words, this bill would prohibit a political subdivision from designating an early voting polling place other than the one established by the county.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 1048 for promoting limited government by creating consistency in polling locations which will make the voting process less confusing, as well as increase voter turnout. This would prevent voters from having to travel to two different locations to vote early in all of the races in which they are eligible to participate.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Association of Realtors
Travis County Commissioners Court

Contact the Author

Ryan Guillen

Phone:

512-463-0416

Capitol Office:

Room 1W.3

Email: