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    Election Commission and Board

    COUNTY ELECTION BOARD (Election Code Section 51.002)

    ·        Elections Administrator (Chair)

    ·        County Judge

    ·        Sheriff

    ·        Democratic Party County Chair

    ·        Republican Party County Chair

     

    General Responsibilities:

    o   Approves the Elections Administrator’s procurement of election supplies necessary to conduct the general election [Section 51.003(1)].

    o   Appoints the members of the Early Voting Ballot Board from lists submitted by the political parties [Section 87.002(c)].

    o   Appoints the Presiding Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board from lists submitted by the political parties [Section 87.002(d)].

    o   Appoints the members of the Early Voting Signature Verification Committee from lists submitted by the political parties [Section 87.027(b)].

    o   Appoints chair of the Early Voting Signature Verification Committee from lists submitted by the political parties [Section 87.027(b1)].

     

     

    COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION (Election Code Section 31.032)

    ·        County Judge (Chair)

    ·        County Clerk (Vice-Chair)

    ·        Tax Assessor-Collector (Secretary)

    ·        Democratic Party County Chair

    ·        Republican Party County Chair

     

    General Responsibilities:

    o   HB 1678 – 82nd Legislative Session (2011):  “The Legislature finds that the powers of a county election commission extend no further than to the appointment, acceptance of resignation, or recommendation for termination of a county elections administrator.”

    o   In Tarrant County, it has been customary for the Commission to meet periodically so that the Elections Administrator may keep the Commission informed on current election matters.

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