Tex. Election Code Section 52.032
Candidates with Same or Similar Surnames


If two or more candidates for the same office have the same or similar surnames, each of those candidates may have printed on the ballot a brief distinguishing description or title, not to exceed four words, following the candidate’s name.


The description or title may only refer to the candidate’s place of residence or present or former profession, occupation, or position. However, the description or title may not refer to a public office.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 472, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 52.032 — Candidates with Same or Similar Surnames, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­52.­htm#52.­032 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 52.032’s source at texas​.gov