Tex. Election Code Section 501.023
Application for Petition


If 10 or more qualified voters of any county, justice precinct, or municipality file a written application and provide proof of publication of notice in a newspaper of general circulation in that political subdivision, the county clerk of the county shall issue to the applicants a petition to be circulated among the qualified voters of the political subdivision for the signatures of those qualified voters who desire that a local option election be called for the purpose of determining whether the sale of alcoholic beverages of one or more of the various types and alcoholic contents shall be prohibited or legalized in the political subdivision. The notice must include:


the individual or entity that is applying for the petition to gather signatures for a local option liquor election;


the type of local option liquor election;


the name of the political subdivision in which the petition will be circulated; and


the name and title of the person with whom the application will be filed.


Not later than the fifth day after the date the petition is issued, the county clerk shall notify the commission and the secretary of state that the petition has been issued.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 975 (H.B. 1799), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1164 (H.B. 2817), Sec. 42, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 501.023 — Application for Petition, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­501.­htm#501.­023 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 501.023’s source at texas​.gov