2016 Texas Elections

State's failures led to voter ID problems in 2016

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Voters wait in line before polls open on Election Day in Round Rock on Nov 8, 2016.
<p>Voters wait in line before polls open on Election Day in Round Rock on Nov 8, 2016.</p>

Texas' efforts to enact and enforce the strictest voter ID law in the nation were so plagued by delays, revisions, court interventions and inadequate education that the casting of ballots in the 2016 election was inevitably troubled.

Study: Texas voter education campaign failed to prevent ID confusion

During the first week of early voting for the 2016 presidential elections, civil rights lawyers took issue with this sign outside of a polling place in Cuero. It did not mention options for casting a ballot without photo ID.
During the first week of early voting for the 2016 presidential elections, civil rights lawyers took issue with this sign outside of a polling place in Cuero. It did not mention options for casting a ballot without photo ID.

Texas’ court-ordered $2.5 million voter education campaign failed to prevent widespread confusion about the state’s identification rules ahead of the 2016 General Election, according to a new study. 

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