Texas Election Code - Section 123.033. Acquisition Of Equipment By Political Party For Primary
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§ 123.033. ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT BY POLITICAL PARTY
FOR PRIMARY. (a) A political party's county executive committee
that desires to use a voting system for a primary election must
acquire the equipment necessary for operating the voting system as
provided by this section.
(b) The county executive committee may contract to lease the
equipment from the county. If the equipment desired is not
available from the county, the county executive committee may
contract to lease it from any other source.
(c) If the county executive committee desires to lease
equipment owned by the county served by the committee, the county
shall lease the equipment to the committee under the terms agreed to
by the parties, except that the county's duty to lease the equipment
is subject to reasonable restrictions and conditions imposed by the
commissioners court to:
(1) ensure availability of the equipment in elections
for which the commissioners court adopted the voting system; and
(2) protect the equipment from misuse or damage.
(d) A county is not required to provide a political party's
county executive committee with equipment for use in an election
precinct in which fewer than 100 votes were cast in the political
party's most recent general or runoff primary.
(e) The maximum amount that may be charged for leasing
equipment to a county executive committee for a general or runoff
(1) $5 for each unit of electronic voting system
equipment installed at a polling place; and
(2) $5 for each unit of other equipment not specified
by this subsection.
(f) In addition to the amount a county may charge for
leasing its equipment under Subsection (e), a county may charge a
county executive committee for the actual expenses incurred by the
(1) transporting the equipment to and from the polling
(2) preparing the equipment for use in the primary
(3) operating a central counting station for the
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1107, § 2.06, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.
Last modified: August 11, 2007