2021 Texas Statutes
Election Code
Title 9 - Candidates
Chapter 144 - Candidate for Office of Political Subdivision Other Than County or City
Section 144.006. Filing Deadline for Declared Write-in Candidate

Universal Citation: TX Elec COde § 144.006 (2021)

Sec. 144.006. FILING DEADLINE FOR DECLARED WRITE-IN CANDIDATE. (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, a declaration of write-in candidacy must be filed not later than 5 p.m. of the fifth day after the date an application for a place on the ballot is required to be filed in an election in which:

(1) the filing deadline for an application for a place on the ballot is the 62nd day before election day; and

(2) write-in votes may be counted only for names appearing on a list of declared write-in candidates.

(b) For an election to be held on a uniform election date, the day of the filing deadline is the 74th day before election day.

(c) A write-in candidate may not withdraw from the election after the 71st day before election day.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1316, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1109 (H.B. 2339), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1318 (S.B. 100), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2011.

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 84 (S.B. 1703), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2015.

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