New Voting Law Aims to Curb Ballot Harvesting

For some campaign workers, the 2014 season could be a little less lucrative. A new law that takes effect Sept. 1 aims to curb "ballot harvesting" by ensuring that campaign workers are not compensated based on the number of mail-in ballots they collect. 

The Texas Legislature, which typically becomes mired in controversy over election-related laws, managed to pass a mail-in ballot measure that Republicans and voter-advocacy groups agreed — after some compromise — was the best way to crack down on the practice they say leads to voter fraud and intimidation.

Gov. Rick Perry in June signed House Bill 148, by state ...

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