House Committee on Elections - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members


  • Monitor the continued implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) by the Office of the Secretary of State, as major HAVA deadlines occur throughout 2006.
  • Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections, considering prosecution rates and measures of prevention.
  • Examine the growing use of technology in campaigns and the administration of elections, and the need to recodify sections of the Texas Election Code to reflect our current practices.
  • Examine ways to improve the uniformity and efficiency of elections held by political subdivisions, particularly by exploring market practices for leasing voting equipment.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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