Texas Election Code

Sec. § 87.0241
Processing Ballots Before Polls Open


The early voting ballot board may determine whether to accept early voting ballots voted by mail in accordance with Section 87.041 (Accepting Voter) at any time after the ballots are delivered to the board.


The board may not count early voting ballots until:


the polls open on election day; or


in an election conducted by an authority of a county with a population of 100,000 or more or conducted jointly with such a county, the end of the period for early voting by personal appearance.


The secretary of state shall prescribe any procedures necessary for implementing this section in regard to elections described by Subsection (b)(2).
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, Sec. 1.23. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1349, Sec. 39, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1316, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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