Texas Election Code § 84.0041. Fraudulent Use of Application for Ballot by Mail

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) knowingly provides false information on an application for ballot by mail;

(2) intentionally causes false information to be provided on an application for ballot by mail;

(3) knowingly submits an application for ballot by mail without the knowledge and authorization of the voter;  or

(4) knowingly and without the voter's authorization alters information provided by the voter on an application for ballot by mail.

(b) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

(c) An offense under Subsection (a)(4) does not apply to an early voting clerk or deputy early voting clerk who receives and marks an application for administrative purposes only.

(d) An offense under this section is increased to the next higher category of offense if it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that:

(1) the defendant was previously convicted of an offense under this code;

(2) the offense involved a voter 65 years of age or older;  or

(3) the defendant committed another offense under this section in the same election.


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