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KP-0013
Ken Paxton

Commencement of term of office of person elected to succeed a person who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of sheriff|Sheriff - commencement of term of office of person elected to succeed a person who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of sheriff

KP-0164
Ken Paxton

Effect of 1981 enactment of the Agriculture Code on previous local option stock law elections.

GA-0013
Greg Abbott

Improvement of subdivision road, ballot proposing must be sent to every owner of real property in subdivision

GA-0093
Greg Abbott

Local option stock law election, in which a single ballot proposition combined proposals from a petition to restrain cattle with a petition to restrain horses or other animals, is invalid

GA-0156
Greg Abbott

Venue project, authority of commissioners court to expand venue-project sales and use tax|Venue-project sales and use tax, authority of commissioners court to expend|Venue-project sales and use tax election, terms of the election pursuant to which county voters approved the tax constitute a contract with the voters and county is authorized to use venue-project funds for improvements only if the improvements are consis

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-0783
Greg Abbott

Local option election; county payment for expenses of|Local option election, when petitioners must make deposit to file petition|Local option elections

GA-0870
Greg Abbott

Recall election, municipal charter recall election provisions impose upon a city council the ministerial duty, subject to compulsion by mandamus, to order the \r\n\r\nCounty judge, Texas law does not authorize a municipal recall election to be ordered by a|City council, municipal charter recall election provisions impose a ministerial duty, subject to compulsion by mandamus, upon the|County judge, Texas law does not authorize a municipal recall election to be ordered by a

GA-0925
Greg Abbott

Emergency services district in Navarro County, November 6, 2012 is the next available date to hold election to create|Next available date to hold election to create emergency services district in Navarro County is November 6, 2012

GA-1047
Greg Abbott

County equalization tax, authority of the citizens of Harris County to use repealed chapter 18 of the Education Code to increase the equalization tax|County equalization tax, authority of the citizens of Harris County to use repealed chapter 18 of the Education Code to increase the county equalization tax

DM-0044
Dan Morales

Boundaries for "wet/dry" election contain entire political subdivision for which election is called|Boundaries for "wet/dry" election, commissioners court may set only in instance where former justice of the peace precinct boundaries have changed, and must conform as nearly as possible to former boundaries|Boundaries for "wet/dry" election, commissioners court may set only in instance where former justice of the peace precinct boundaries have changed, and must conform as nearly as possible to former boundary

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-0172
Dan Morales

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

DM-0186
Dan Morales

Redistricting of precincts, boundaries of hospital district established in authorizing legislation as coextensive with commissioner's precincts of county do not change with|Boundaries of Hamilton Hospital District established in authorizing legislation as coextensive with commissioner's precincts of county do not change with redistricting of precincts

DM-0453
Dan Morales

Local or special law, test of whether law is general or special|Venue project for Harris County and Houston not required to hold referendum election to impose hotel occupancy or car rental taxes|Due process, county may impose hotel occupancy and car rental taxes in absence of election where legislature has set fixed maximum rate and where taxation does not vary on the basis of benefit received|Referendum election on venue project, classification scheme obviating need for election in counties that have recently held does not unconstitutionally discriminate|Venue project, Harris County not required to hold election for|Hotel occupancy tax, Harris County and Houston need not hold referendum election on venue project to impose|Car rental tax, Harris County and Houston need not hold referendum election on venue project to impose|Referendum election for Harris County and Houston, imposition of hotel occupancy or car rental taxes does not require

JC-0217
John Cornyn

Randall County may divide itself into fewer than four justice of the peace and constable precincts, but must remain divided into four commissioner precincts

JC-0384
John Cornyn

General election, there is no provision in Texas Constitution or Texas statutes for election of district or county clerk other than at|Term of office to which elected, regardless of recognition of United States Census of Population a "joint clerk" who performs duties of both district clerk and county clerk is entitled to complete|Office of "joint clerk" who performs duties of both district clerk and county clerk, such office is to be separated, should census figures require it, at expiration of term of office to which incumbent was elected rather than on date United States Census |Joint clerk

JM-1275
Jim Mattox

Voter registration information maintained on computer system serving all county offices, commissioners court may not enter into contract with private business for service of system without prior approval of Secretary of State|Computerized accounting system, county auditor may not dictate what type of equipment that county officers may use for|Computerized accounting system for elected county officials, authority of a county auditor to prescribe