Ensuring compliance with the federal “motor voter” law

In early 2016, TCRP sued Texas for refusing to register eligible voters who update their information through the Department of Public Safety website, a practice that violates the U.S. Constitution and the federal “motor voter” law. TCRP and its co-counsel Waters & Kraus, LLP represent several Texas voters who have been disenfranchised by the state’s unlawful practices.


Under the National Voter Registration Act, eligible voters have a right to register to vote every time they update or renew their driver’s license with DPS. The Plaintiffs, all eligible voters, attempted to update their driver’s licenses and voter registration records through DPS’ website but the state disregarded their registration request. When the Plaintiffs tried to vote, they were not allowed to cast a regular ballot.


We are proceeding with discovery in this closely watched case, with a trial date set for Summer 2017.


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