Every proposed constitutional amendment passes

November 13, 2013

All nine proposed amendments to the state constitution on the Nov. 5 election ballot passed.
Texas Secretary of State John Steen, the state’s chief elections officer, on Nov. 6 commented that the 2013 constitutional amendment election “was our first statewide election with a photo ID requirement in place, and it was smooth, secure and successful.”
The photo identification requirement took effect following a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June on a Voting Rights Act case that challenged the state law over its potential negative effects on voter turnout, particularly among Texas’ black and Latino voters, older Texans, rural Texans and Texans of lower income.

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