Texas Election Code - Section 201.053. Unexpired Term And Full Term Filled Simultaneously
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§ 201.053. UNEXPIRED TERM AND FULL TERM FILLED
SIMULTANEOUSLY. (a) If, after the general election for an office
for which a vacancy is filled by special election but before the
succeeding full term begins, a vacancy occurs in both the unexpired
portion of the current term and in the succeeding full term that was
filled at the general election, the special election shall be
ordered to fill only the full term.
(b) If any portion of the unexpired current term remains
after the date the final canvass of the special election for the
full term is completed, the person elected to the full term, if
eligible to hold the unexpired current term, is considered to be
elected to the remainder of the unexpired current term also and is
entitled to qualify and assume office for the unexpired current
term and the succeeding full term immediately on receiving a
certificate of election. The certificate must recite that it is for
both the unexpired current term and the full term.
(c) After qualifying for the unexpired current term, the
person is not required to qualify again for the full term. If a bond
is required, the amount of the bond for the unexpired current term
and the full term is the same as for the full term.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.
Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Election Code § 201.054 by Acts 1991,
72nd Leg., ch. 389, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Last modified: August 11, 2007