March 6, 2023- Senator Bryan Hughes has filed a bill recently that would make illegal voting a state jail felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor. Examples of Illegal voting are:
- voting or attempting to vote in which the person knows they are not eligible to vote.
- Voting or trying to vote more than once in an election.
- Voting or trying to vote a ballot belonging to another person or by impersonating another person.
- Marking or attempting to mark any part of another person’s ballot without their consent or specific instruction on how to mark the ballot.
State Sen. Bryan Hughes’ bill on illegal voting was debated on Monday in the senate committee on state affairs. The bill reads as follows, “A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally: (1) votes or attempts to vote in an election in which the person knows of a particular circumstance that makes the person [is] not eligible to vote.”