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Here's how Texas elections would change, and become more restrictive, under the bill Texas Republicans are pushing

Senate Bill 7 would create new restrictions on early voting, how voters can receive applications to vote by mail and the distribution of polling places in diverse, urban counties. Here's our breakdown of the proposed changes.

Voters wait in line at a polling site at Bee Cave City Hall on Oct. 14, 2020.

Limiting how local officials can expand voting options

Regulating the distribution of polling places in urban areas

Requiring paper trails for voting

Setting new rules for voting by mail

Regulating donations to counties

Setting new rules for removing people from the voter rolls

Enhancing poll watcher freedom

Requiring the recording of vote counting

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