Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK

Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK
Rep. James White is crafting a bill to require all new voting machines have a paper ballot paper trail.

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRE) - A House committee has passed an East Texas representative’s bill which would require electronic voting machines to produce a traceable paper ballot.

The House Committee on Elections passed the legislature of James White (R-Woodville) in an 8-1 vote on Wednesday.

If passed, starting September 1, 2021, electronic voting machines that do not produce a verifiable paper record cannot be purchased. Beginning September 1, 2023, electronic voting machines cannot be used in an election, unless it produces a paper record.

The bill will now go before the Committee on Calendars for possible placement on the House floor.

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