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- 05-12-2012, 08:35 PM #1
Rodney Ellis, D-Houston wants Texans to know: voter ID law not in effect
Ellis wants Texans to know: voter ID law not in effect
Posted on 05/11/2012 by Gary Scharrer
Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, wants Secretary of State Hope Andrade to make sure Texans understand the state’s Voter Photo ID law does not apply for the May 29 primary election.
In a letter, Ellis told Andrade that his constituents have been asking questions about the law, which is held up in federal court.
“As you know, with the litigation surrounding S.B. 14 winding its way through the judicial process, this has led to a great deal of press coverage. Unfortunately, the increased media coverage often fails to clarify with complete certainty that Texas’ primary elections will continue to operate under the law as it existed prior to S.B. 14?s changes,” Ellis wrote.
The Secretary of State is the state’s chief election officer.
“I urge you to reach out to the public, both through the media and otherwise, and make clear what has become confusing and overly-complicated issue,” Ellis said in his letter.
Andrade’s spokesman, Rich Parsons, said the secretary of state has notified all local election administrations that the law is on hold and uses briefings and media to get the word out that existing law will apply for the primary elections.
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