Bill

SB 1234

87(R) - 2021
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Elections

Contact the Author

Bryan Hughes

Phone:

512-463-0101

Capitol Office:

E1.708

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Bryan Hughes

Co-Author(s)

Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to a requirement that a voting system use a paper record or produce a paper receipt for verification purposes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1234 would require that a voting system used in an election be an auditable voting system; using a paper record or producing a paper receipt by which a voter can verify their ballot is counted accurately. A paper record or a receipt copy is the official record of the vote cast for purposes of recounts. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Requiring a paper record of ballots would help to reduce the risk of fraud and protects the value of each legitimate vote from being devalued and diluted by illegitimately cast ballots. For these reasons, Texas Action supports SB 1234. 

Contact the Author

Bryan Hughes

Phone:

512-463-0101

Capitol Office:

E1.708

Email: