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Relating to the eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 806 would allow voters, in accordance with the recent Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, to select an interpreter, with certain restrictions, and would reduce the restrictions on interpreters selected by an election officer. If selected by the voter, the interpreter cannot be the voter's employer or officer/agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs. If selected by the election officer, the interpreter would be required to be a registered voter of the county in which the voter needing the interpreter resides or a registered voter of an adjacent county. A person providing ballot assistance would be required to take an oath and meet any other related requirements.
Texas Action remains neutral as this bill is administrative or procedural in nature with no apparent connection to our liberty principles.