SAN ANTONIO – A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against six Texas county election offices, including Bexar County, in an effort to stop a newly signed voting law from taking effect.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Voto Latino filed the suit seeking to pause the implementation of Senate Bill 1111, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott this month and is slated to take effect Sept. 1.
SB 1111 is a GOP-backed measure to add restrictions to the type of addresses that can be used when a voter registers and requires proof of residence for someone who uses a P.O. Box.
Supporters of the legislation say that it will prevent Texans from using non-residential addresses when registering to vote, such as “vacant lots, mail box stores, motels, and commercial locations.” However, critics say the law would create a barrier to the ballot box for several voting groups, particularly those with low incomes or who move frequently.
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