New Texas Bill Seeks to Ban College Polling Locations
Lawmakers appear poised to restrict voting from younger Americans
A new bill has been filed in Texas to prohibit polling sites at colleges and universities. Texas Rep. Carrie Isaac (R-Hays County), south of Austin, introduced the bill this week. Groups opposing the bill see it as a major setback.
"Students have already been kind of crying and fighting for their right to vote and access to equitable polling locations for four decades in Texas," said Katya Ehresman, Common Cause Texas voting rights program manager.
If polling locations are banned from college campuses, some students say they will struggle to vote because they will have to travel further, something that's not easy for all.
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