The Travis County Clerk’s office reported that it has rejected about half of the applications for an absentee (mail) ballot because of a recent change in law.

A provision of Senate Bill 1 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) requires for the first time an applicant to provide their driver’s license number or last four digits of their Social Security Number. If that number does not match the one used for the voter’s registration, then the application must be rejected.

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