SAN ANTONIO – A little-known provision within the new Texas election law will require 24-h...

New Texas election law requires 24-hour video cameras for paper ballots – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – A little-known provision within the new Texas election law will require 24-hour surveillance cameras to be used whenever paper ballots are being tallied in counties with populations of 100,000 people or more, like Bexar County.“The companies are coming in and saying, ‘Well, we would need 11 different cameras put in the areas where we do our work and where we keep the ballots,’” said Jacque Callanen, Bexar County elections administrator.Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said Callanen would brief the Commissioners Court at some point about the cost involved and how it’ll work.However, Wolff said, like most state mandates, no funding was …

 

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