Texas Election Code - Section 141.067. Withdrawal Of Signature
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§ 141.067. WITHDRAWAL OF SIGNATURE. (a) A signature may
be withdrawn from a petition as provided by this section.
(b) To withdraw a signature, the signer must request that
the signer's signature be withdrawn.
(c) To be effective, a withdrawal request must:
(1) be in writing and be signed and acknowledged by the
signer of the petition; and
(2) be filed with the authority with whom the petition
is required to be filed not later than the date the petition is
received by the authority or the seventh day before the petition
filing deadline, whichever is earlier.
(d) A withdrawal request filed by mail is considered to be
filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate authority.
(e) The signer must deliver a copy of the withdrawal request
to the candidate when the request is filed.
(f) The filing of an effective withdrawal request nullifies
the signature on the petition and places the signer in the same
position as if the signer had not signed the petition.
(g) If the withdrawal of a signature reduces the number of
signatures on the petition below the prescribed minimum for the
petition to be valid, the authority with whom the request is filed
shall notify the candidate immediately by telephone, telegram, or
an equally or more expeditious method of the number of withdrawn
signatures. Before the third day after the date the candidate
receives the notice, the candidate's petition may be supplemented
with signatures equal in number to the number of signatures
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 864, § 95, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Last modified: August 11, 2007