The Harris County district in the US state of Texas will close 9 of 10 drive-through polling stations on Tuesday.
An official of the district, which includes the metropolis of Houston and is predominantly voted for the Democrats, said Monday (local time) on Twitter that in this way it must be ensured that votes cast from the car are valid.
The official argues that the decision to close drive-through polling stations is the result of a court ruling.
It considered that the tents used for the voting sites are not considered “buildings”, as required by law.
“I cannot in good faith encourage voters to vote in a tent if it jeopardizes their vote,” the official said.