Tex. Election Code Section 85.010
Early Voting Polling Place for Certain Elections Held by Political Subdivisions


(a)

This section applies to an election held by a political subdivision, other than a county, on the November uniform election date in which the political subdivision:

(1)

is not holding a joint election with a county in accordance with Chapter 271 (Joint Elections); and

(2)

has not executed a contract with a county elections officer under which the political subdivision and the county share early voting polling places for the election.

(a-1)

In this section, “eligible county polling place” means an early voting polling place established by a county.

(b)

A political subdivision that holds an election described by Subsection (a):

(1)

shall designate as an early voting polling place for the election an eligible county polling place located in the political subdivision; and

(2)

may not designate as an early voting polling place a location other than an eligible county polling place unless each eligible county polling place located in the political subdivision is designated as an early voting polling place by the political subdivision.

(c)

A shared polling place established under Subsection (b) that is designated as a main early voting polling place by any political subdivision must be open for voting for all political subdivisions the polling place serves for at least the days and hours required of a main early voting polling place under Section 85.002 (Main Early Voting Polling Place) for the political subdivision making the designation.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 636 (H.B. 506), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 1048), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2019.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 1), Sec. 3.11, eff. December 2, 2021.

Source: Section 85.010 — Early Voting Polling Place for Certain Elections Held by Political Subdivisions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.­85.­htm#85.­010 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 85.010’s source at texas​.gov