Tex. Election Code Section 64.007
Spoiled Ballot


If a voter mismarks, damages, or otherwise spoils the ballot in the process of voting, the voter is entitled to receive a new ballot by returning the spoiled ballot to an election officer.


A voter is not entitled to receive more than three ballots.


An election officer shall maintain a register of spoiled ballots at the polling place. An election officer shall enter on the register the name of each voter who returns a spoiled ballot and the spoiled ballot’s number. The secretary of state shall create and promulgate a form to be used for this purpose.


After making the appropriate entry on the register, the election officer shall deposit the spoiled ballot in ballot box no. 4.
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. 3.07, eff. December 2, 2021.

Source: Section 64.007 — Spoiled Ballot, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­64.­htm#64.­007 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 64.007’s source at texas​.gov