Texas is Violating National Voter Registration Law Says Federal Judge
A federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that is claiming the state has violated federal law by failing to register people to vote when updating their drivers license information online.
According to the Texas Tribune, the state of Texas is in violation of the National Voter Registration Act which a part of requires residents to have the opportunity to register to vote at the same time they update or renew their drivers license.
The plaintiffs cited that Texas DPS made users run into misleading and convoluted language for voter registration back in 2016.
They claimed that the DPS website sent users that clicked "yes" on the website that said "I want to register to vote" were directed to a registration form they had to print out and take to the county registrar.
Even though the website did say that clicking "yes" did not register you to vote, they claim that it caused confusion in the process to register to vote.
The Texas Attorney General's Office argued that the state's practices were in compliance with federal law but they were unsuccessful in having the case dismissed.