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Texas Voting Rights

Many Texans’ votes are lost when they go to the wrong polling place. Counties see countywide vote centers as an answer.

The 2020 election could mark the first time the state's five largest counties allow residents to vote at any polling place instead of limiting them to precinct-based sites on Election Day.

Voters line up at an early voting station in Houston on Oct. 24, 2016. Poll workers said the lines were much longer than normal for early voting.

Texas Voting Rights

Whether it’s a botched voter citizenship review, legal battles over how the state draws its political maps, or the efforts to remove barriers to casting ballots, voting rights issues are the source of constant debate in Texas. Read The Texas Tribune’s comprehensive coverage of voting rights issues and tell us if you’ve encountered problems while trying to vote in Texas.

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