Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner Submits Testimony for Today's Hearing on Voting Restrictions

July 10, 2021 -- Today at 11 a.m., the Texas Senate will hold a public hearing on the proposed voting restrictions bill under consideration in the special session.

Mayor Sylvester Turner has submitted written testimony that outlines his opposition to all  attempts to ban drive-through voting, restrict the hours of early voting, and make it difficult for Texans to cast a ballot in-person or by mail.

"On August 6, we will celebrate the 56th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965," Mayor Turner noted in written testimony. "Members of the Legislature would do well to remember how a Texan helped open the polls to all eligible Texas voters. Remember that history will record whatever actions you take."