Tex. Election Code Section 33.061
Unlawfully Obstructing Watcher


A person commits an offense if the person serves in an official capacity at a location at which the presence of watchers is authorized and knowingly prevents a watcher from observing an activity or procedure the person knows the watcher is entitled to observe, including by taking any action to obstruct the view of a watcher or distance the watcher from the activity or procedure to be observed in a manner that would make observation not reasonably effective.


An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 1), Sec. 4.09, eff. December 2, 2021.

Source: Section 33.061 — Unlawfully Obstructing Watcher, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­33.­htm#33.­061 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 33.061’s source at texas​.gov