Scott Olson / Getty ImagesA voter drops off a mail ballot in a drop box on Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
A federal appeals court has reinstated a limit on the number of mail ballot drop-off locations in each county in Texas.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals late Monday issued a stay of a federal judge’s ruling on Friday that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order is a violation of the right to vote.
Early voting started Tuesday in Texas.
“Leaving the Governor’s October 1 Proclamation in place still gives Texas absentee voters many ways to cast their ballots in the November 3 election,” Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan wrote in the opinion.
Abbott’s order limits each county to one location where voters can drop off mail ballots during early voting for the November elections.