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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Elections ]

Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Early voting | Election administration | Election dates | Election residency requirements | Elections | Military personnel | Secretary of State, Texas | Uncontested elections | University students | Voter registration | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 EL25he
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [29 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the benefits and risks of using mobile voting stations in Texas.
2. Examine ways to more clearly define a residence address for voter registration purposes, giving special consideration to college-age students.
3. Monitor the implementation and impact of the MOVE Act on the state and on municipalities. Make legislative recommendations, as needed, to ensure a smooth implementation of the law. (Joint with the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
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: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Elections | Persons with disabilities | Voter registration | Voters | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 el25he
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 2,260 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess all issues related to the financing of campaigns, including so-called "soft-money" and other funds whose source is unclear, the influence of out-of-state political action committees, and so-called "late-train" contributions.
2. Examine the benefits of reducing the number and changing the dates of uniform elections.
3. Examine the procedures for early voting by mail, including simplification of the application, deadlines, distribution of lists, and similar matters.
4. Review Title 15, Election Code, to consider changes to make it easier to understand and follow.
5. Consider methods to make voter registration rolls more accurate and easier to use.
6. Assess the need for better accommodation of voters with visual impairments.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Political advertising | Soft money | State officials' campaign contributions | Voter registration | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 el25he
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the feasibility of gaining Texas' release from requirements to pre-clear all changes in state and local election law under the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
2. Examine and evaluate the role of financial contributions in campaigns for election to state offices. Identify practices or trends that may be detrimental to the public interest and study ways to eliminate or reverse those trends. (Joint with House Committee on State Affairs)
3. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, and monitor implementation of major elections-related legislation passed by the 75th Legislature.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Ethics Commission, Texas | Judicial campaign contributions | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Justice, U.S. Department of | Legislative process | Primary elections | Voter registration | Voting by mail | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 el25he
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 1,562 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study how the State of Texas can be removed from the U.S. Justice Department's enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.
2. Study problems associated with early voting by mail.
3. Review election legislation that passed the House, but died in the Senate during the 74th Regular Session, specifically HB 483, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 1859, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 2239, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 2241, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; and HB 2243, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Study the feasibility of moving the primary election date. Consider not holding a separate presidential primary.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of the 1995 Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.
Committee: Senate Initiative and Referendum, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Interim Committee on Initiative and Referendum : final report to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Elections | Initiative and referendum |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 in5
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [288 pages  File size: 14,145 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Interim Committee shall study and make recommendations regarding the use of initiative and referendum in Texas. The Interim Committee should include in its study: the extent to which initiative and/or referendum are curently used in Texas and other states; methods used in other states to limit the number of initiative and referendum measures on the ballot for any one election; methods used in other states to limit initiative and referendum ballot measures to major public policy decisions or to prohibit frivolous or minor issues from being placed on the ballot; the costs associated with initiative and referendum and methods used to fund those expenses; methods used in other states to inform the public regarding iniative and referendum measures on the ballot; and methods used in other states to prohibit initiative and referendum campaigns from being dominated by special interest money.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Crossover voting | Early voting | Elections | Primary elections | Runoff elections | Voter registration |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 el25
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 674 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Elections Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Study issues relating to voter registration, including streamlining processes and procedures with the goal of registering a greater number of potential voters.
3. Examine issues regarding the processes and procedures relating to elections, including but not limited to ballot security, election dates and other dates related to the election cycle, participation in elections among groups protected by the federal Voting Rights Act, and programs designed to heighten awareness among the public of the democratic process.
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 Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Elections | Political conventions | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 el25
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 406 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Secretary of State - partial.
2. Monitor and assist the Legislative Council in preparing for introduction into the 68th Legislature a bill which recodifies the Election Code.
3. Study the voting rights procedures for overseas citizens and military personnel.
4. Study the relationship between party rules and state law in Texas.
Committee: House Privileges and Elections, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Privileges and Elections.
Subjects: Contested elections | Elections | Texas House elections |
Library Call Number: L1801.9 P939
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 306 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the factual and legal issues of the election contest between Kae Thomas Patrick and Donald Mack Cartwright for the election of a representative from District 57H. *

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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