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Travis County supports mobile voting

Friday, April 17, 2015 by Courtney Griffin

Travis County Commissioners heard staff updates on House Bills 1615 and 2725 in the 84th Legislative Session. These bills could kill the county’s mobile voting program. The bills were filed after public independent school districts across the state used their mobile voting programs to target specific voters, said Dana DeBeauvoir, Travis County Clerk. Giving an example, DeBeauvoir said the ISDs would take mobile voting specifically to Parent Teacher Association meetings when school bonds where on ballots. She said Travis County uses the program to reach out to its rural, elderly and other residents who were less mobile, and do not participate in voter targeting practices. Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to support local control of the program.

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