As governor I would push for the following election protocols to ensure a secure election process:
Dump voter rolls legally with the oversight of the Texas Secretary of State and re-register legal voters
No computers or voting machines allowed at polling locations.
Premises must be throughly searched before counting starts to ensure there are no hidden boxes of suspect ballots.
Officials and buildings surrounded by trusted people for 48 hours (or until count is announced) to ensure no strange vehicles turn up with ‘found’ ballots.
Vote secure paper only ballots.
Voters must be verified with government issued ID.
Absentee only to those with prior, proven identity and valid reason to vote absentee such as military, first responder, medical, correctional, infrastructure employee, or homebound and must be received by the county at least 3 days prior to election day.
Signature matching required on absentee ballots.
All ballots kept in open secured area with 24x7 camera and all counting done in open area with 24x7 camera on all angles.
Ballots are never out of view.
Adjudication is done by teams of all parties and verified by a second team before added to the totals and again is done live on camera.
Voting ends and ballots are collected at midnight—period. No waiting on the postal service or late night deliveries.
No boxes are pulled out from under tables after observers are sent home.
No more electronic poll books with live updates.
Voter registration should be complete and in paper poll books at least 2 weeks prior to election.
If your 18th birthday, naturalization certificate, felony removal, etc. is within those 2 weeks—you just have to wait until next time.
Create smaller precincts.
Votes are counted at the precinct and called into the county clerk.
Ballots are collected from the precincts and delivered to the respective county clerks to canvass & full forensic audit—not a recount and not a limited audit again with 24x7 cameras and security.
If they insist on the scanners—we insist on publicly available ballot images with an individualized code and tracking.