Weather Alert

Texas court freezes plan to send 2M mail ballot applications

The streaks of lights from speeding automobiles on Memorial Drive in the early morning hours in Houston. The parkway hugs the north bank of Buffalo Bayou Park. The Rosemont Pedestrian Bridge spans the parkway and gives pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers safe access across the parkway.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has stopped, for now, a plan to send more than 2 million mail-in ballot applications to registered Houston-area voters before the November election. The ruling Wednesday comes after GOP activists sued Harris County elections officials over a plan to send a mail ballot application to every registered voter in the state’s most populous county, regardless of whether they’re eligible by law to vote by mail. Texas generally limits mail-in voting to citizens with disabilities or those 65 or older.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On