Texas Election Code - Section 13.046. High School Deputy Registrars
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Section: 13.039 13.040 13.041 13.042 13.043 13.044 13.045 13.046 13.071 13.072 13.073 13.074 13.075 13.076 13.077
§ 13.046. HIGH SCHOOL DEPUTY REGISTRARS. (a) Each
principal of a public or private high school or the principal's
designee shall serve as a deputy registrar for the county in which
the school is located.
(b) In this code, "high school deputy registrar" means a
deputy registrar serving under this section.
(c) A high school deputy registrar may distribute
registration application forms to and receive registration
applications submitted to the deputy in person from students and
employees of the school only.
(d) At least twice each school year, a high school deputy
registrar shall distribute an officially prescribed registration
application form to each student who is or will be 18 years of age or
older during that year, subject to rules prescribed by the
secretary of state.
(e) Each application form distributed under this section
must be accompanied by a notice informing the student or employee
that the application may be submitted in person or by mail to the
voter registrar of the county in which the applicant resides or in
person to a high school deputy registrar or volunteer deputy
registrar for delivery to the voter registrar of the county in which
the applicant resides.
(f) Except as provided by this subsection, Sections 13.039,
13.041, and 13.042 apply to the submission and delivery of
registration applications under this section, and for that purpose,
"volunteer deputy registrar" in those sections includes a high
school deputy registrar. A high school deputy registrar may review
an application for completeness out of the applicant's presence. A
deputy may deliver a group of applications to the registrar by mail
in an envelope or package, and, for the purpose of determining
compliance with the delivery deadline, an application delivered by
mail is considered to be delivered at the time of its receipt by the
(g) A high school deputy registrar commits an offense if the
deputy fails to comply with Section 13.042. An offense under this
subsection is a Class C misdemeanor unless the deputy's failure to
comply is intentional, in which case the offense is a Class A
(h) The secretary of state shall prescribe any additional
procedures necessary to implement this section.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 279, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts
1995, 74th Leg., ch. 797, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997,
75th Leg., ch. 864, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Last modified: August 11, 2007