Tex. Election Code Section 41.0052
Changing General Election Date


(a)

The governing body of a political subdivision, other than a county or municipal utility district, that holds its general election for officers on a date other than the November uniform election date may, not later than December 31, 2016, change the date on which it holds its general election for officers to the November uniform election date.

(a-1)

The governing body of an independent school district that holds its general election for officers on a date other than the November uniform election date may change the date on which it holds its general election for officers to the November uniform election date. This subsection applies only to a county that borders the United Mexican States and that has a population of at least 450,000 and not more than 870,000. This subsection expires January 1, 2029.

(a-1)

Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a municipality, independent school district, or hospital district wholly or partly located in a county with a population of more than 19,900 and less than 20,000 that holds its general election for officers on a date other than the November uniform election date may change the date on which it holds its general election for officers to the November uniform election date.

(b)

A governing body changing an election date under this section shall adjust the terms of office to conform to the new election date.

(c)

A home-rule city may implement a change authorized by this section or provide for the election of all members of the governing body at the same election through the adoption of a resolution. The change contained in the resolution supersedes a city charter provision that requires a different general election date or that requires the terms of members of the governing body to be staggered.

(d)

The holdover of a member of a governing body of a city in accordance with Section 17, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, so that a term of office may be conformed to a new election date chosen under this section does not constitute a vacancy for purposes of Section 11(b), Article XI, Texas Constitution.

(e)

The governing body of a newly incorporated city may, not later than the second anniversary of the date of incorporation, change the date on which it holds its general election for officers to another authorized uniform election date.

(f)

The governing body of a city with a population of 9,000 or less, located predominantly in a county that has a total area of less than 4,800 square miles, that has adopted a council-manager form of government and that holds its general election for officers on a date other than the November uniform election date may, not later than December 31, 2024, change the date on which it holds its general election for officers to the November uniform election date. Subsections (b), (c), and (d) apply to the change of an election date under this subsection. This subsection expires January 1, 2025.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 728, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1219, Sec. 4, eff. June 20, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1068, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1074, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1315, Sec. 15, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 471 (H.B. 57), Sec. 3, eff. October 1, 2005.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 27 (H.B. 401), Sec. 1, eff. May 13, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 505 (H.B. 1545), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 519 (H.B. 2144), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1318 (S.B. 100), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 22.001(15), eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1235 (S.B. 733), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 1109), Sec. 1, eff. June 9, 2017.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 263 (S.B. 2258), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 985 (S.B. 2620), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1160 (S.B. 1131), Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2023.

Source: Section 41.0052 — Changing General Election Date, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­41.­htm#41.­0052 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 41.0052’s source at texas​.gov