HB 2163

84(R) - 2015
House Elections
House Elections

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive


Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to signature verification on an early voting ballot voted by mail.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This legislation would amend the Election Code to change the signature that would be compared for verification by the committee as required on each carrier envelope certificate for an early voting ballot voted by mail, by allowing any two or more signatures of the voter made within the preceding six years to be compared. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

We support this legislation under the individual liberty principle. This legislation would allow for the comparison of signatures of the last six years in an effort to confirm voter identification. This legislation promotes individual liberty by protecting an individuals right to cast a ballot that isn't fraudulent, by instituting a checks and balances, using an ID and signature cards as comparisons for identification confirmation purposes. 

Organizations Supporting

Democratic Party of Texas
Republican Party of Texas