House Bill 1850 approved and signed into law by the governor is effective September 1, 2019. The Bill requires that early voting rosters must be made available by 11:00 a.m. on the day they become public under Section 87.121 of the Election Code. For elections in which the county serves as the early voting clerk, these rosters must be made available on the county's internet web-site, if they maintain one. If the county does not maintain a website, then it must be posted on the bulletin board used for posting notice of meeting of commissioners court.
Additionally, this bill requires the authority ordering the election to maintain a current copy of each branch polling place’s daily register on its website for each day early voting is conducted, with voter registration numbers for each voter listed in the register posted at a minimum.
For primary elections, primary runoff elections, the general election for state and county officers, and any special election ordered by the governor, the early voting clerk is also required to submit these rosters to the Secretary of State for posting on the Secretary of State’s website.