ATTORNEY GENERAL

Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0149

The Honorable Scott A. Say

Lamb County Attorney

100 6th Drive, Room 111

Littlefield, Texas 79339

Re: Whether individuals civilly committed pursuant to chapter 841 of the Health and Safety Code are eligible to vote by mail under section 82.002 of the Election Code (RQ-0142-KP)

S U M M A R Y

A court would likely conclude that a qualified voter civilly committed pursuant to chapter 841 of the Health and Safety Code and residing at the Texas Civil Commitment Center is eligible to vote by mail under subsection 82.002(a) of the Election Code.

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TRD-201702059

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: May 23, 2017