Texas Election Code
Sec. § 103.001


A qualified voter is eligible to vote a late ballot as provided by this chapter if:


the voter will be absent from the county of residence on election day because of the death of a person related to the voter within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Chapter 573, Government Code; and


the death occurs on or after the day before the last day of the period for early voting by personal appearance.


In this chapter, “late ballot” means a ballot voted under this chapter.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, Sec. 1.35; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 561, Sec. 18, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(27), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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