- Is There a Major Flaw in the Texas Voting System?
- November 17, 2016
- Law Firm: Waters Kraus LLP - Dallas Office
The Watchdog from The Dallas Morning News thinks so. And so do the lawyers at Waters Kraus & Paul. Voters have reported showing up to the polls only to discover that they are not registered to vote. When citizens apply for or renew their driver’s license at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) online and at the same time request to update their voter information, their voter registration is actually not updated by the state. The Texas Civil Rights Project wants to do something about this and ensure that eligible voters are able to register and cast their ballots. Partner Peter Kraus and other attorneys at Waters Kraus & Paul represent The Texas Civil Rights Project pro bono in a lawsuit to help correct this problems with voter registration and to help make it easier for Texas citizens to register to vote.
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard...Confirm Your Voter Registration
Chairman Martin R. Castro of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls Texas out in a recent report for “fooling people into thinking they have registered to vote under the NVRA [(National Voter Registration Act)] when that is not the case.” The Chairman goes on to say that “Texas is a repeat offender in the effort to block justice.”
When you go to vote on Election Day, don’t be caught off guard at the polls like many Texas voters. Confirm that your voter registration is active and up-to-date.