By Cinde Weatherby, LWV Austin President and Texas LWV Voting & Elections Issue Chair
On July 20, 2016, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Texas’ most restrictive-in-the-land Voter Photo ID discriminatory. Resulting ID requirement changes for the November 8 general election may not be fully known until August 17.
Learn what happened and what the judge’s plans are here.
Historical information on the Texas Voter Photo ID issue is posted on Cinde Weatherby’s LWV-TX Voting & Elections Blog http://www.lwvtexas.org/Voter_Rights_Election_Laws.html, where you will find:
- LWV-Texas President Elaine Wiant’s statement on the ruling,
- A Texas Tribune comprehensive history of the actions taken on the subject,
- The full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling, and
- A brief overview of the ruling.