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House Committee on Elections - 87th R.S. (2021)

Committee Members
Briscoe Cain, Chair
Jessica González, Vice Chair
Michelle Beckley
John H. Bucy III
Travis Clardy
Art Fierro
Jacey Jetton
Mike Schofield
Valoree Swanson
Charges
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
    • HB 1382 87th R.S., relating to the availability of certain information regarding early voting;

    • HB 1622 87th R.S., relating to reporting of early voting rosters; and

    • HB 3107 87th R.S., relating to election practices and procedures.
  • Study the laws related to local ballot initiatives and propositions to assess whether reforms are needed to ensure that ballot language is clear and unambiguous and that the process is fair and consistent.
  • Study the effectiveness of new poll watcher training required by SB 1 87th 2nd C.S.
  • Examine the reporting of election results following an election to determine the reasons for any delays and inaccuracies in the initial reporting of elections results. Make recommendations to ensure that election results are reported in a timely and accurate manner following the closing of the polls.

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