Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 9


“Citizens must be confident in the integrity of their elections.”


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 9 – Enhancing Election Security, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola:

“I congratulate Sen. Hughes on passing this important bill to ensure our democratic process is secure. Citizens must be confident in the integrity of their elections in order to maintain trust in our democratic institutions and the people they elect to represent them. Senate Bill 9 increases criminal penalties against those who commit voter fraud and corrupt our elections and helps protect the right of every Texan to know their vote is secure.”