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Relating to requirements for an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1112 would prohibit any election official from suspending existing requirements for accepting early voting ballots by mail. An election official who violates the prohibition would be committing a Class A misdemeanor criminal offense.
Texas Action supports SB 1112 because it would help the state fulfill its core duties without infringing upon the rights of Texans. SB 1112 would add additional security to Texas elections by restricting officials from arbitrarily suspending early voting ballot requirements and punishing officials who do so. The requirements, such as signature and registration verification, are crucial to ballot integrity. SB 1112 uplifts our individual liberty and limited government principles.