Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

Rep. Bell bill on purging dead from voter rolls passes House in prelim vote

AUSTIN, Texas (KLTV) - An East Texas state representative’s legislation to expedite the process by which dead Texans are purged from voter registration rolls has the House in a preliminary vote.

Rep. Keith Bell (R-Forney) presented HB 1264 to the Texas House on Thursday. The bill passed a second reading without a record vote. It will go for passage after a third reading expected on Friday.

Under current law, there is no specified amount of time between a person’s death and when a registrar is required to remove their name from voter rolls.

After the expected passage on Friday, the bill will head to the Texas Senate.

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