Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 1001.154
Ratification Election


Annexation of territory is final when approved by a majority of the voters at:


an election held in the district; and


a separate election held in the territory to be annexed.


The election shall be held not earlier than the 45th day and not later than the 60th day after the date the election is ordered.


The election may be called by the governing body on its own motion.


The election order must state:


the nature of the election, including the proposition to appear on the ballot;


the date of the election;


the hours during which the polls will be open; and


the location of the polling places.


The election shall be conducted by the persons responsible for conducting citywide elections in the City of Amarillo. The district shall:


pay the City of Amarillo for the cost of an election held under this section; and


provide for the payment before the governing body orders the election.


Section 41.001 (Uniform Election Dates)(a), Election Code, does not apply to an election held under this section.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 729 (H.B. 2019), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2007.
Last accessed
May. 25, 2020