H.B. No. 2454
relating to the eligibility of certain voters to vote a limited
ballot in a new county of residence.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 112.002, Election Code, is amended by
amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (e) and (f) to read
(a) After changing residence to another county, a person is
eligible to vote a limited ballot by personal appearance during the
early voting period or by mail if:
(1) the person would have been eligible to vote in the
county of former residence on election day if still residing in that
(2) the person was registered to vote in the county of
former residence when the voter changed residence; and
(3) a voter registration for the person in the county
of new residence is not effective on or before election day.
(e) A statement executed under Subsection (c) may include
space for disclosure of any necessary information to enable the
person to register to vote under Chapter 13.
(f) The secretary of state shall prescribe the form of a
statement executed under Subsection (c).
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2454 was passed by the House on May 9,
2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2454 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate