The elections measure is a priority for Abbott and his Republican allies in the state legislature, who worked to pass it during three separate legislative sessions, starting in the spring. The bill has undergone many changes, some as recently as Monday as the two chambers negotiated the final version.
Here’s a quick guide to the bill, the debate over its provisions and how it led to a standoff between Republicans and Democrats in the state.
What to know
- What voting restrictions does the measure impose?
- In what other ways does it tighten election rules?
- Does the bill include provisions that would make it easier to vote?
- Why did Republicans fight so hard to pass the bill?
- How did Democrats delay the passage of the bill?