AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott says the number of locations where Texas voters can drop off their mail-in ballots has been reduced to ensure poll security.
There will be no more than one drop-off location per county under Abbott’s proclamation Thursday.
Poll watchers may observe in-person ballot deliveries at each location.
Harris County, which includes Houston, had 12 drop-off locations for the county’s more than 2 million registered voters as of September.
Travis County, which includes the state capital of Austin, had four.
Texas is one of just five states not allowing widespread mail-in voting this year and Abbott has resisted calls to expand eligibility.
By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press