Texas Election Code
Sec. § 1.012
Public Inspection of Election Records


Subject to Subsection (b), an election record that is public information shall be made available to the public during the regular business hours of the record’s custodian.


For the purpose of safeguarding the election records or economizing the custodian’s time, the custodian may adopt reasonable rules limiting public access.


Except as otherwise provided by this code or Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code, all election records are public information.


In this code, “election record” includes:


anything distributed or received by government under this code;


anything required by law to be kept by others for information of government under this code; or


a certificate, application, notice, report, or other document or paper issued or received by government under this code.


An election record shall be available not later than the 15th day after election day in an electronic format for a fee of not more than $50.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(88), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 393, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1215 (S.B. 902), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
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