Texas Election Code - Section 2.054. Coercion Against Candidacy Prohibited
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§ 2.054. COERCION AGAINST CANDIDACY PROHIBITED. (a) A
person commits an offense if by intimidation or by means of coercion
the person influences or attempts to influence a person to not file
an application for a place on the ballot or a declaration of
write-in candidacy in an election that may be subject to this
(b) In this section, "coercion" has the meaning assigned by
Section 1.07, Penal Code.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor
unless the intimidation or coercion is a threat to commit a felony,
in which event it is a felony of the third degree.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 667, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007