Clean Elections Texas Education Fund is a non-partisan organization that seeks to promote open and accountable government in Texas by building support for public funding or small donor option for candidates seeking public office in the state while also advocating for other measures that reform our campaign and election systems to support a more transparent government.
We are growing at a fast pace and taking advantage of the clamor against the huge influx of money into our campaigns. Before people can decide on a solution, they need to understand the problem. We are helping people understand the many and varied ways that money flows into political campaigns, the current campaign finance laws, the history of campaign finance decisions from the Supreme Court, and the impact of this money on campaigns and legislation. We help people explore possible solutions and introduce them to the option of public funding and how it works in various states and cities. We have also incorporated issues in our election system as vital as the influence of money, which include the security of our voting systems, fair and accurate elections, and the effects and solutions surrounding redistricting, which impacts access to voting.
• Educate local officials regarding the need for improved cybersecurity in local elections and to have a paper ballot back-up of every vote cast.
• Call on Dallas and Collin County Legislative Representatives to promote the update of elections law and regulations to reflect best election security practices
• Meet with Dallas and Collin County Election Administrators regarding upgrading voter systems to include hardware, software, training, and security
• Educate Dallas and Collin County Commissioners on cybersecurity and recommendations provided by experts in cybersecurity that we can take to ensure election security locally
• Talk with local legislators about getting money for the new voter machines and software
• Encourage cybersecurity training for all elections officials on an ongoing basis
• Promote a voter system in which the voter will be able to visually verify the accuracy of their vote tabulation before the paper ballot is scanned into the counting system
• Advocate for audits to be conducted on the vote counter during voting days and before tabulated votes are taken to the central office, as well as post-election audits
• Work with Dallas County in trying out Vote Centers to eliminate confusion among voters and provide a more cost effective system
• Participate in Voter Registration Campaign through flyers, tweets, on-line advocacy, and meeting announcements
• Hold 'Your Vote Counts' campaigns to encourage vigorous citizen participation in elections