Six years ago, the Supreme Court lifted federal oversight of local elections, including those in Texas. Since then, in some ways it’s become more challenging for Texans to vote, as the state implemented new voter ID rules and tried to purge voters from the rolls.
In other ways though, voting may actually get easier this November for residents of Harris County. The county will fully launch its new countywide voting system. Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman, who oversees the county’s elections, says that will eliminate at least one challenge voters face.