Texas Election Code - Section 172.116. Local Canvass
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§ 172.116. LOCAL CANVASS. (a) The county executive
committee shall canvass the precinct election returns for the
(b) The committee shall convene to conduct the local canvass
at the county seat not earlier than 6 p.m. on the second Thursday or
later than 1 p.m. on the second Friday after election day at the
hour specified by the county chair.
(c) Except as provided by this section, the procedure for
conducting the canvass is the same as that prescribed by this code
for a local canvass of a general election.
(d) The tabulation of results must be a separate document.
(e) Not later than the 20th day after the date the local
canvass is completed, the county chair shall deliver the
committee's tabulation to the general custodian of election
records, who shall preserve it for the period for preserving the
precinct election records.
(f) The local canvass is open to the general public.
(g) The official result of the primary election, except for
offices canvassed at the state level, is determined from the local
canvass of precinct returns.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 1986, 69th Leg., 3rd C.S., ch. 14, § 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1987;
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 275, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts
1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 728, § 66, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1997,
75th Leg., ch. 864, § 147, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th
Leg., ch. 1315, § 52, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
Last modified: August 11, 2007