A Court Ruled Texas Can Force Most People Under Age 65 To Vote In-Person During The Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Texas can impose age-based restrictions on who can vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

Under Texas law, all eligible voters over the age of 65 are allowed to vote by mail. For Texans under 65, however, they can only get a mail-in ballot if they’ll be absent from their county on Election Day, are in jail, or if they have a “qualifying disability” that prevents them from voting in-person — and Texas has said that fear of…

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