Naples, FL–On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1, Texas’s commonsense election reform legislation, and sent it to Governor Abbott’s desk to be signed. The legislation implements a series of reforms that further secure election processes across the state.
These reforms aim to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat by providing greater security and transparency to the election process. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) praises Governor Abbott for his support of safeguarding Texas elections by signing this legislation into law.
Some of the reforms included in this bill are:
- Secure voting by mail with new ID requirements
- Regular verification of voter registration rolls
- Livestream of ballot activities
- Defined absentee ballot return process and return deadlines
- Ballot curing deadlines
- Ban of mass absentee ballot solicitation
“The Texas Senate and most of the Texas House Representatives have acted in the best interest of their state by implementing reforms that protect every Texan’s ballot,” said Bryan Sunderland, State Government Affairs Director at FGA. “Texas legislators are taking a stand against Washington, D.C.’s unconstitutional attempts to federalize elections by passing reforms that protect the rights of Texans and their voice in elections.”
FGA applauds the Texas legislature and Governor Abbott for their continued commitment to restoring voter confidence by passing common-sense election reforms.
The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org