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House Committee on Elections - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Mary Denny, Chair
Dwayne Bohac, Vice Chair
Todd Smith, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Rafael Anchia
Charles 'Doc' Anderson
Bryan Hughes
Jesse Jones
Charges
• Monitor the continued implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) by the Office of the Secretary of State, as major HAVA deadlines occur throughout 2006.
• Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections, considering prosecution rates and measures of prevention.
• Examine the growing use of technology in campaigns and the administration of elections, and the need to recodify sections of the Texas Election Code to reflect our current practices.
• Examine ways to improve the uniformity and efficiency of elections held by political subdivisions, particularly by exploring market practices for leasing voting equipment.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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