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Throughout the 2021 Texas legislative session, Republicans have cleared the way to limit how and when voters can cast ballots — pushing legislation that tightens the state’s voting rules and raises barriers for groups Texas’ voting rules have long marginalized. What do these changes mean for voting and elections in Texas?
Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central time May 24 for a conversation with Heider Garcia, Tarrant County’s elections administrator, and Isabel Longoria, Harris County’s elections administrator. Tribune Demographics Reporter Alexa Ura will moderate.
They’ll discuss the future of voting in Texas and what changes can be made during the final weeks of the 2021 legislative session to improve elections. The conversation will also be available to view on demand shortly after it streams.
Garcia has served as elections administrator for Tarrant County since 2018. Previously, he was elections manager for Placer County in California.
Longoria was sworn in as Harris County’s first elections administrator in November. Previously, she served as senior adviser for voting rights and access in the Harris County clerk’s office.
This conversation will be livestreamed starting at noon Central on Monday, May 24, here and on our social media channels.
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