Tex. Election Code Section 272.009
Bilingual Election Clerks


The presiding judge of an election precinct subject to Section 272.002 (Election Precincts in Which Bilingual Materials Used) shall make reasonable efforts to appoint a sufficient number of election clerks who are fluent in both English and Spanish to serve the needs of the Spanish-speaking voters of the precinct.


If the number of election clerks appointed under Subsection (a) is insufficient to serve the needs of the Spanish-speaking voters in the election, the authority appointing election judges for the election shall appoint at least one clerk who is fluent in both English and Spanish to serve at a central location to provide assistance for Spanish-speaking voters. On a primary election day, the county chairs of each party holding a primary shall each appoint one clerk under this subsection.


To be eligible to serve as a clerk under this section, a person must:


be a qualified voter of the state and satisfy any additional eligibility requirements prescribed by written order of the commissioners court; or


meet the eligibility requirements of a student election clerk under Section 32.0511 (Special Eligibility Requirements: Student Election Clerks).
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 638, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1107 (H.B. 2309), Sec. 1.24, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 711 (H.B. 3107), Sec. 96, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 272.009 — Bilingual Election Clerks, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­272.­htm#272.­009 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 272.009’s source at texas​.gov