Judge orders more data on potential voter registration fixes in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Saying he wants a firm grasp of how long it will take Texas to comply with federal voter registration mandates, a U.S. judge on Monday ordered opposing sides to meet with technology specialists by the end of the week.


U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said state officials had previously estimated that it would take 90 days to let Texans register to vote at the same time they go online to renew a driver’s license.The judge has ruled that simultaneous registration is required by the “motor voter” provision of the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.

At a recent hearing, however, ...

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