2023 Texas Statutes
Election Code
Title 8 - Voting Systems
Chapter 125 - Conduct of Voting With Voting System
Subchapter A. Voting Systems Generally
Section 125.006. Malfunction of Equipment at Polling Place

Universal Citation: TX Elec COde § 125.006 (2023)

Sec. 125.006. MALFUNCTION OF EQUIPMENT AT POLLING PLACE. (a) The presiding judge shall stop use of malfunctioning voting system equipment installed at a polling place immediately after discovering that the equipment is not functioning properly.

(b) The presiding judge shall have the malfunctioning equipment promptly repaired or replaced if practicable.

(c) If the presiding judge determines that the equipment cannot be promptly repaired or replaced and that voting cannot be continued by using only the remaining operational equipment without substantially interfering with the orderly conduct of the election, voting at that polling place may be conducted by one of the following methods in addition to, or instead of, using remaining operational equipment:

(1) using another voting system that has been adopted for use in the election;

(2) using regular paper ballots, whether early voting ballots or ballots for regular voting on election day; or

(3) having voters manually mark the electronic system ballots that were furnished for use with the malfunctioning equipment and having the ballots processed as regular paper ballots.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, Sec. 2.56; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

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