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Texas Scorecard by  Erin Anderson December 12, 2023

Texas Democrats Renew Challenge to Vote-By-Mail Age Limit

Lawyers from Texas and California petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider forcing states to adopt universal mail-in voting.

Texas Democrats are once again challenging a state election law that limits no-excuse mail-in voting to voters aged 65 years or older, appealing their case to the U.S. Supreme Court after lower courts rejected their claims.

Democrats want federal courts to overturn state law and allow everyone to vote by mail, a process more vulnerable to fraud and abuse than in-person voting.

Under Texas law, only voters who are 65 or older, disabled, in jail, or outside their home county during an election are eligible to vote by mail.

Attorneys from Texas and California filed a petition last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Democrats’ claims that state-imposed age limits on voting by mail violate the Constitution’s Twenty-Sixth Amendment.

    Does Texas’s restriction of no-excuse mail-in voting to individuals aged “65 years or older on election day,” as provided in Texas Election Code § 82.003, violate the Twenty-Sixth Amendment’s mandate that the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of age”?