Dallas Morning News: Texans who registered online may be ineligible to vote. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them.
Dallas Morning News: Texans who registered online may be ineligible to vote. Here's what to do if you're one of them.
More than 2,000 people in Dallas, Bexar, Cameron and Travis counties who used an online tool to register to vote may not be registered after all.
The Texas secretary of state’s office said this week that the applications submitted through vote.orgmay be invalid and open to legal challenges because they contain photos of signatures instead of originals.
By the time the office announced this, about 800 of the applications had been processed in Dallas County. The voter registrar in Travis County said Thursday that his office planned to accept the nearly 1,000 applications it had received through vote.org, on the advice of the county attorney. …
“Anyone who registered to vote using this tool needs to go online to verify whether or not you’re registered,” said Anthony Gutierrez, executive director of Common Cause Texas. “Just to be safe, submit another registration by mail. The process doesn’t take long.”
Gutierrez said Common Cause, a nonpartisan government accountability group, will lobby lawmakers to pass a bill during next year’s legislative session to allow online voter registration. …
Gutierrez said registering online is convenient and secure and would save local governments money because they wouldn’t need an employee to enter the registration information.