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Relating to persons permitted to be in a polling place or a place where ballots are being counted.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1128 would codify which individuals can be present when an election judge has arrived at a polling place, during an early voting ballot board meeting, or in a central counting station while ballots are being counted.
The stipulations on who can be present vary slightly depending on the situation but always include the relevant election officials, watchers, voting machine technicians, the county election officer and individuals authorized to be present by the presiding judge or counting station manager.
Texas Action supports HB 1128 because which is consistent with our limited government and individual liberty principles.