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Legislators strike down just-passed mail-in voter rules

House Bill 658, which placed an extra burden on nursing home residents and elections administrators throughout Texas, is set to be repealed by a bill signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 11. HB 658 was put through in the regular session and started as a bill to address voters who have trouble waiting in lines at polling locations because of a disability or health concerns. It was in the last few days of the session that the bill changed to add language which said if five or more applications for ballot-by-mail were received from a residential care facility with ...

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