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House Committee on Elections - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Debra Danburg, Chair
Jesse Jones, Vice Chair
Mary Denny
Pete Gallego
Terri Hodge
Jerry Madden
Paul Sadler
Vicki Truitt
Ron Wilson
• Examine ways to improve the recruitment, retention and education of election day workers.
• Reassess the procedures used for counting ballots when an error in tabulation is made by an elections' administrator or equipment.
• Review the Election Code, Chapter 254, Political Reporting. Assess whether reorganization and revision of the Chapter would improve the Chapter's ease of use, consistency, compliance and effectiveness of purpose.
• Consider ways to increase voter participation and the efficiency of the state's election processes.
• Actively monitor the agency programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
• Consider the feasibility of centralizing the conduct of elections at the county level of government, designation of permanent county polling locations to reduce voter confusion, and moving filing deadlines for local elections to encourage joint elections.
• Study the implications to Texas electoral system of suspension of Saturday mail delivery by U.S. Postal Service.

Charges six and seven do not appear on the original committee charge sheet; the text of these charges is taken from the Committee report.

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