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2024 Texas Elections

Why this South Texas county closed half its early voting sites for 2024

A new law requires small counties to increase early voting days and hours — with no new money from the state.

by Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
The Kiva Hut Community Center in Taft, Texas on Jan 26, 2024. The community center has been the town’s only early voting site for years. It won’t be available for early voters in March or in November following the passage of House Bill 1217. The new law is forcing the San Patricio County elections administrator to shut down four early voting locations.

What HB 1217 says about extended early voting days and hours

Pam Hill, San Patricio County elections administrator stands in the county’s main early voting location inside the elections administration office in Sinton, Texas on Jan. 26, 2024.

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