State of Texas

Texas Residency Restriction Law

Texas State LULAC v. Elfant

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Texas State LULAC and Voto Latino against multiple Texas counties challenging the voter suppression law Senate Bill 1111. The complaint alleges that the law — which prohibits establishing residence “for the purpose of influencing the outcome of a certain election,” restricts individuals from registering to vote using an address where they don’t live full-time, adds strict voter ID requirements for voters that use P.O. boxes to register to vote and more — violates the First, 14th and 26th Amendments. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and two counties, Medina and Real, intervened in the case. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs, enjoining the strict residency requirements in S.B. 1111.

On Aug. 4, the intervenor defendants appealed the decision granting the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Aug. 26, the 5th Circuit granted the appellants’ motion for a temporary administrative stay of the district court’s decision. This means that the district court’s order banning S.B. 1111’s strict residency requirements is temporarily paused.

Case Documents (district Court)

Case Documents (5th circuit)

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