AUSTIN –Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero will testify before House Committee on Elections, TODAY, Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm CDT or upon adjournment in room E1.026 of the Texas State Capitol. Mr. Quintero will focus his remarks on House Bill 1615, which would consolidate bond elections in a November timeframe.  

“Texas’ emerging local government debt crisis is being fueled by the use of questionable practices like ‘rolling polling,’ whereby polling locations are changed day-to-day during the early voting process to target certain populations and discourage overall turnout,” said Quintero. “The practice of rolling polling favors special interest groups and makes it difficult for the average voter to participate. It’s time the Legislature took action to remedy this situation.” 

WHO:
 
James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance, TPPF
 
WHAT:
 
Testimony before the House Committee Elections
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY, Monday, March 23, 2015
2:00 p.m. CDT or upon adjournment
 
WHERE:       
  
Texas State Capitol, Room E1.026
 

More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1C2uYtX
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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