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KP-0009
Ken Paxton

Section 82.002 of the Election Code, to be eligible to vote early by mail based on a disability, a qualified voter must satisfy the standard established under section 82.002

KP-0102
Ken Paxton

School district trustee special election, uniform election dates|Uniform election dates for school district trustee special election

KP-0118
Ken Paxton

Section 65.001, Election Code, not applicable to early voting procedures, the early voting ballot board, rather than the election judge at each polling location, counts the ballots and prepares the returns|Section 33.061, Election Code, it is a Class A misdemeanor for a person serving in an official capacity at a location at which the presence of watchers is authorized to prevent a watcher from observing an activity the watcher is entitled to observe under|Title 14, Election Code, an election contest is available if the true outcome of the election is in dispute due to an election officer or other person officially involved in the administration of the election: (A) preventing eligible voters from voting; (B) failing to count legal votes; or (C) engaging in other fraud or illegal conduct

KP-0140
Ken Paxton

Election judges, alternate election judges, and early-voting clerks are public officers and must take the constitutional oath of office under Texas Constitution article XVI, section 1, in addition to the statutory election officer's oath.|Oath of office - election judges, alternate election judges, and early-voting clerks are public officers and must take the constitutional oath of office under Texas Constitution article XVI, section 1.

KP-0170
Ken Paxton

Direct recording electronic voting machine in \r\nElection Code section 121.003(12), scope and limitations|direct recording voting machine|voting system|voting machine

KP-0191
Ken Paxton

Governor's authority to suspend special election procedures in emergency|Governor's authority to call expedited special election in emergency

KP-0212
Ken Paxton

Applicability of Penal Code subsections 46.035(a-1), (a-2), and (a-3) to presiding election judge with handgun license|Applicability of Penal Code subsection 46.03(a)(2) to presiding election judge with handgun license|Applicability of Penal Code prohibitions on open and concealed carry of handguns on higher education institution campus to presiding election judge with handgun license|Applicability of Penal Code prohibitions on carrying handgun at polling place located on private property to presiding election judge with handgun license|Authority of presiding judge with handgun license to carry handgun at polling place on election day|Application of Education Code section 37.125 to presiding election judge with handgun license

GA-0361
Greg Abbott

County election commission is not subject to the Open Meetings Act|"Deliberative body that has rulemaking or quasi-judicial powers," construing the phrase|Deliberative body that has rulemaking or quasi-judicial powers

GA-0756
Greg Abbott

Application for place on Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by the Election Code\r\n\r\nNotice of election for Logan Slough Creek Improvement District, governed by District’s legislation|Election Code, to the extent any provision governing the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District’s elections conflicts with the Election Code and does not provide otherwise, the provision in the District’s legislation is superseded by the|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Open Meetings Act|Logan Slough Creek Improvement District is subject to the Public Information Act|Property ownership requirement as qualification to serve as member of the board of directors|Governance of the Logan Slough Creek Improvement District|Taxable property in the district

GA-0939
Greg Abbott

County elections administrator may also be employed to perform duties of a 9-1-1 addressing agent and to assist in preparation of redistricting maps|County elections administrator does not hold public office

GA-0995
Greg Abbott

State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the judicial department that aids the Texas Supreme Court in the court\\'s regulation of the practice of law in Texas|Government Code section 81.019 pertains to the election of officers to the Texas State Bar Board of Directors|Government Code subsection 81.019(c) is not an exception to State Bar of Texas election rules or its Board\\'s policies, but rather is a specific legislative requirement as to what the \\"election rules must permit\\"|Government Code subsection 81.019(c) does not exempt president-elect write-in candidates from State Bar election rules and Board policies|Enforceability of sections 2.01.04 and 2.01.05 of Texas State Bar Board of Director\\'s Policy Manual relating to Board eligibility requirements|Sitting members of Texas State Bar Board of Directors are precluded from being nominated for president-elect under Board policy|Texas State Bar rule article IV, section 11(B) does not prohibit sitting Board members from being nominated for president-elect by petition|To the extent that Texas State Bar Board of Directors\\' policies conflict with State Bar rules or statutes regarding eligibility of certain members to stand for election for president-elect, such policies are unenforceable|State Bar of Texas, Texas Supreme Court exercises administrative control over and promulgates rules which govern the State Bar|State Bar of Texas board of directors is the governing and policy-making body within the State Bar. To the extent that State Bar board of directors policies conflict with State Bar rules or statutes regarding eligibility of certain members to stand for election for president-elect, such policies are unenforceable|Supreme Court of Texas exercises administrative control over and promulgates rules which govern the Texas State Bar

GA-0996
Greg Abbott

Education Code section 11.053, independent school district board of trustees may not appoint a current member to a newly-created position and thereby extend that member\\'s term pursuant to|Education Code section 11.053, independent school district board of trustees may not appoint a current member to a newly-created position and thereby extend that member\\'s term

DM-0134
Dan Morales

Office of county election administrator, whether a county has authority to contract with other political subdivisions to fund|Office of county election administrator, authority to contract with other political subdivisions to fund|County election administrator, contract with other political subdivisions to fund office must conform to chapter 31 of the Election Code

DM-0168
Dan Morales

Early voting period, names of persons voting by personal appearance during early voting period are open to public

DM-0172
Dan Morales

Petition for election to adopt Optional County Road System containing provisions not authorized by statute invalid

DM-0406
Dan Morales

Hold over provision requires officer who has resigned to continue to serve, but officer may not withdraw effective resignation due to hold over status|Vacancy in office by resignation, public officer's resignation effective upon acceptance by appropriate authority or on the eighth day after receipt by appropriate authority and may not be withdrawn thereafter|Resignation from office, effective upon acceptance by appropriate authority or on the eighth day after receipt by appropriate authority and may not be withdrawn thereafter

JC-0038
John Cornyn

State funds provided to county registrars not intended to fund normal operations of registrar's office|State funds provided to county registrars, Secretary of State may by rule restrict use of|State funds provided to county registrars, Secretary of State has authority to adopt rules restricting use of

JC-0330
John Cornyn

Early Voting Ballot Board, wife of chairman of San Jacinto County Republican Party is not prohibited from service on

JC-0444
John Cornyn

Groundwater conservation district confirmation election, Election Code provides that county will conduct election for monetary consideration; county is not authorized to pay for the election and may not make a donation or grant to the district for that pu|Confirmation election, county is not authorized to pay for the election and may not make a donation or grant to district for that purpose