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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas


Protecting Access to the Ballot Box

Whether you are an elderly member of our community, serving in our armed forces overseas, or a young university student whose personal documents are not with them at college, I firmly believe that all citizens should have equal access to the ballot box. Democracy thrives when all citizens can voice their concerns. We have come too far to allow misguided State laws to add bureaucratic red tape to the ballot box, and I will continue working in Congress to ensure that the voices of all voters are heard. Texas will do best when more of its citizens can participate in deciding our shared future. I have sponsored several campaign finance reform bills and legislation to restore voting rights.


I am a sponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act, an important bill that would restore and update sections of the Voting Rights Act that a divided Supreme Court struck down in Shelby County v. Holder. I am also a sponsor of several campaign finance bills to reverse the effects of the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and to ensure citizens' voices determine elections rather than corporate influence.

More on Protecting Access to the Ballot Box

October 26, 2018 Press Release
Texas — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who represents much of Hays County, released the below statement on today’s emergency action from Hays County Commissioners, after Rep. Doggett and others previously called for greater Early Voting accessibility:
October 26, 2018 In The News
“The burdens imposed by closing the on-campus early voting location fall particularly and disproportionately on the county’s young voters, who are significantly more likely to live on or near campus and are less likely to have easy, immediate access to reliable transportation to vote off-campus,” Beth Stevens, the Texas Civil Right's Project's voting rights legal director, wrote.
March 16, 2018 In The News
U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett and State Rep. Celia Israel at the home of Mayor Steve Adler hosted a welcome for Selma, Alabama U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell.