On Tuesday, Aug. 2, a federal court struck down strict residency requirements for voter registration in Texas’ Senate Bill 1111, one of the voter suppression laws Republican legislators passed in 2021.
On Friday, July 22, a federal judge dismissed a Texas lawsuit brought by the Texas Democratic Party and Texas voters alleging that the state’s age limitations on mail-in voting (only voters 65 years or older are eligible to vote by mail) violate the 14th and 26th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
On June 6, a federal court struck down multiple provisions of Senate Bill 1, Texas’ omnibus voter suppression law, that limited the ability of voters with limited English language proficiency or voters with disabilities to seek assistance throughout the voting process.
On Tuesday, July 12, a judge in Texas declined a request to dismiss part of a consolidated lawsuit challenging multiple provisions of Texas’ suppressive voting law, Senate Bill 1.
Today, a federal judge issued a permanent injunction blocking Texas’s “wet signature” law, House Bill 3107, which limited online voter registration opportunities.
Three elections officials from Harris County, Texas sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to “exhaust every legal option available to ensure that each eligible vote in Harris County and the State of Texas has their vote counted” during the primary election that’s underway.
On Friday evening, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking a part of the state’s new voter suppression law, Senate Bill 1.
Last fall, reporting revealed that the elections administrator for Cameron County, Texas sent notice letters to registered voters it believed may not be U.S. citizens due to citizen information provided on driver’s license or personal ID card forms.
Today, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied a motion to dismiss Vote.org v. Callanen.
Today, another lawsuit was filed challenging Texas’ new congressional map.