AUSTIN (KAMR/KCIT) – Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation today, enhancing ballot security protocols for the in-person delivery of marked mail ballots for the Nov. 3 Election.
According to the Governor’s office, beginning on Oct. 2, mail ballots that are delivered in person by voters who are eligible to vote by mail must be delivered to a single early voting clerk’s office location as publicly designated by a county’s early voting clerk.
The proclamation also requires early voting clerks to allow poll watchers to observe any activity conducted at the early voting clerk’s office location related to the in-person delivery of a marked mail ballot.
This proclamation amends a July 27 proclamation that extended the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person.
“The State of Texas has a duty to voters to maintain the integrity of our elections,” said Governor Abbott. “As we work to preserve Texans’ ability to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must take extra care to strengthen ballot security protocols throughout the state. These enhanced security protocols will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting.”
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