Texas Election Code - Section 212.031. Final Action On Petition
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Section: 212.0241 212.025 212.026 212.027 212.028 212.029 212.030 212.031 212.032 212.033 212.0331 212.034 212.035 212.051 212.052
§ 212.031. FINAL ACTION ON PETITION. (a) If a recount
petition complies with the applicable requirements, the recount
coordinator shall approve the petition and note on the petition its
approved status and the date of the approval. The recount
coordinator shall immediately notify the recount supervisor of the
approval. The recount supervisor shall, with the written approval
of the recount coordinator, order the recount to be held on a date
occurring not later than the seventh day after the date the petition
is determined to comply with the applicable requirements.
(b) If the petition does not comply with the applicable
requirements, the recount coordinator shall determine whether it is
correctable by amendment. If the petition is not correctable, the
coordinator shall reject the petition. If the petition is
correctable, the coordinator shall delay acting on the petition
until the deadline for amending it. If at that time the petition is
not corrected, the coordinator shall reject the petition.
(c) On rejecting a petition, the recount coordinator shall
note on the petition its rejected status and the reason for and date
of the rejection.
(d) After approving or rejecting a petition, the recount
coordinator shall promptly notify the petitioner of the action
(e) After approving or rejecting a petition submitted under
Section 212.026(b), the recount coordinator, if the coordinator is
not the same person as the presiding officer of the canvassing
authority designated by the joint election agreement, shall
promptly notify that presiding officer of the action taken.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 59, § 4, eff. Oct. 20, 1987;
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 288, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts
1997, 75th Leg., ch. 864, § 209, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Last modified: August 11, 2007