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What's in the new voting restriction legislation introduced in the Texas House and Senate

Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 will be the starting points for the Legislature's efforts to tighten Texas voting laws. Here's what the bills would do.

Individuals stand on the south steps of the Texas Capitol in support of voting rights at a press conference organized by Black Voters Matter, the Texas Right to Vote Coalition, Texas for All Coalition and other advocacy groups on July 8, 2021.

A ban on drive-thru voting

New regulations for early voting hours, including a ban on 24-hour voting

A ban on the distribution of mail-in ballot applications

New ID requirements for voting by mail

A correction process for mail-in ballots

Monthly citizenship checks

Crystal Mason provision

Enhancing poll watcher protections

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