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Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off locations

Posted On: Oct 1, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

AUSTIN, Texas - The number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been vastly reduced to ensure poll security, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday.
Beginning on October 2, mail ballots delivered in person by eligible voters can be delivered to locations designated by each county's early voting clerk. There will be no more than one drop-off location per county. Poll watchers may observe in-person ballot deliveries at each location.
“These enhanced security protocols will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting,” Abbott, a Republican, said.
Harris County, which includes Houston, had 12 drop-off locations for the county's more than 2 million registered voters as of September. Travis County, which includes the state capital of Austin, had four. Each county covers an area of more than 1,000 square miles , and other counties are individually as large as 6,000 square miles. Texas has 254...

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