Texas Government Code
Sec. § 1251.003
Conduct of Election


The general election laws govern the election except as provided by this section.


The order for the election must include the location of each polling place and the hours that the polls will be open.


The election shall be held not less than 15 days nor more than 90 days from the date of the election order, subject to Section 41.001 (Uniform Election Dates)(b), Election Code.


In addition to the notice required by Section 4.003 (Method of Giving Notice)(c), Election Code, notice of the election shall be given by:


posting a substantial copy of the election order at:


three public places in the county or municipality holding the election; and


the county courthouse, if the election is a county election, or the city hall, if the election is a municipal election; and


publishing notice of the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county or municipality holding the election.


The notice required by Subsection (d)(2) must be published on the same day in each of two successive weeks. The first publication must be not less than 14 days before the date of the election.


To the extent of a conflict between this section and a municipal charter, this section controls.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 227, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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