Rural County Chair Tip: Get 12 hours of early voting per day


It is the best kept secret that county chairs can get 12 hours of early voting per day during the last week of early voting in your county, regardless of size. The much maligned SB1 that went into effect last year requires that any county with 55,000 in population is now required to have twelve hours of early voting per day (between 6:00 a.m and 10:00 p.m.) during the last week of early voting. But counties with under 55,000 population can also have the same 12 extended hours of early voting per day as well, all that takes is a written request signed by 15 registered voters of the county.


This change also applies to Saturday voting. Now counties with at least 55,000 population will be required to conduct early voting on the last Saturday in early voting for 12 hours and Sunday for at least 6 hours. Counties with under 55,000 can also have this Saturday and Sunday voting by written request with the signatures of 15 registered voters.


To find out more about this and how you can implement it in even the smallest county in Texas, send us a message and we will be glad to help.


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