Tex. Election Code Section 279.003
Election Cybersecurity: County Election Officers


A county election officer shall annually request training on cybersecurity from the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall pay the costs associated with the training with available state funds.


A county election officer shall request an assessment of the cybersecurity of the county’s election system from a provider of cybersecurity assessments if the secretary of state recommends an assessment and the necessary funds are available.


If a county election officer becomes aware of a breach of cybersecurity that impacts election data, the officer shall immediately notify the secretary of state.


To the extent that state funds are available for the purpose, a county election officer shall implement cybersecurity measures to ensure that all devices with access to election data comply to the highest extent possible with rules adopted by the secretary of state under Section 279.002 (Election Cybersecurity: Secretary of State).
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1069 (H.B. 1421), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 279.003 — Election Cybersecurity: County Election Officers, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­279.­htm#279.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 279.003’s source at texas​.gov