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New Texas voting bill passed into law on Tuesday

Abbott says law will make it easier to vote, harder to cheat
Greg Abbott
Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 13:53:12-04

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Senate Bill 1, which focuses on the integrity of Texas elections, passed today.

A statement from Gov. Greg Abbott said the bill will make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

The bill includes uniform statewide voting hours and prohibits drive-through voting and bans the distribution of unsolicited applications for mail-in ballots.

Abbott says he looks forward to signing the bill into law.

Check out other Texas laws that might affect you starting Sept. 1 here.