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Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Election administration | Election fraud | Judicial campaign contributions | Military personnel | Provisional ballots | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Voter identification | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 El25he
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 736 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways the state can enhance military and overseas voters' ability to obtain and return balloting materials and reduce burdens on those voters' exercise of their right to vote. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs
2. Examine the use of central polling places and compare voter turnout and the number of rejected provisional ballots in counties that use central polling places with similar counties that do not.
3. Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections. Study new laws in other states regarding voter identification and recommend statutory changes necessary to ensure that only eligible voters can vote in Texas elections.
4. Review the Texas campaign finance law in judicial races in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision Caperton v. Massey. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Election administration | Elections | Vote recounts | Voter registration | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 el25he
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 4,785 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways to improve the recruitment, retention and education of election day workers.
2. Reassess the procedures used for counting ballots when an error in tabulation is made by an elections' administrator or equipment.
3. 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.
4. Consider ways to increase voter participation and the efficiency of the state's election processes.
5. Actively monitor the agency programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
6. 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.
7. Study the implications to Texas electoral system of suspension of Saturday mail delivery by U.S. Postal Service.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Elections, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Voter registration | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 EL25
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,367 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study possible cost containment measures for primary and general elections.
2. To study absentee voting including absentee voting by mail.
3. To study methods of improving the accessibility of voter registration, and means by which the timeliness of updating and the accuracy of voter registration lists can be improved.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Elections.
Subjects: Elections | Felonies | Voter registration | Voter turnout | Voters | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 el25
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,449 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 8.
2. To study the recent extension of the federal Voting Rights Act and the effect on elections in Texas.
3. To review the administration, financing and organizations of voter registration and voter outreach.
4. To study the implementation of mandatory joint elections for political subdivisions and the possibility of uniform election dates.
5. To study the procedure for restoring voting rights to persons previously convicted of a felony.
Committee: House Constitutional Amendments
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Consitutional Amendments Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Constitutional amendments | Home equity loans | Mortgages | Political advertising | Primary elections | Voter education | Voter turnout |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c766
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 1,569 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the concept of numerous resolutions versus single resolutions on ballots submitted to voters.
2. Should single submissions prove more favorable in response to public education of the issue, determine what impact might be felt if amendments were also submitted at the time of primary elections by both parties holding such elections.
3. Determine if there is a more clear and concise method to inform voters on proposed legislation via new advertising as it currently exists under law versus other media forms.
4. Determine the need for expanding the permissible scope of homestead encumbrancing, particularly including secondary financing of the residential homestead.

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