Tex. Election Code Section 272.005
Required Bilingual Materials


The instruction posters must be printed in English and Spanish on separate posters or on the same poster with the Spanish text next to the English text. If separate posters are used, they must be posted side by side.


Except as provided by Section 272.006 (Separate Translation Authorized), ballots must be printed with all ballot instructions, office titles, column headings, proposition headings, and propositions appearing in English and Spanish.


Except as provided by Section 272.006 (Separate Translation Authorized), the following materials must contain a Spanish translation beneath the English text:


the official affidavit forms and other official forms that voters are required to sign in connection with voting;


the official application forms for early voting ballots;


written instructions furnished to early voting voters; and


the balloting materials furnished to voters in connection with early voting by mail.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, Sec. 2.74; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 45, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 2309), Sec. 2.18, eff. January 1, 2006.

Source: Section 272.005 — Required Bilingual Materials, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­272.­htm#272.­005 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 272.005’s source at texas​.gov