Texas Election Code - Section 232.048. Runoff Following New Election
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§ 232.048. RUNOFF FOLLOWING NEW ELECTION. (a) If no
candidate receives a majority vote in a new election ordered by a
court in the contest of an election in which a majority vote is
required, a runoff election shall be held:
(1) for a primary election contest, on the date set by
the district court in which the contest was heard, except as
provided by Subsection (c); or
(2) for a contest of a general or special election, on
the date set by the authority responsible for ordering the runoff
(b) Sections 232.013(b), (c), and (d) apply to an election
ordered under Subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The candidate receiving the most votes in a new election
ordered by a court in a primary election contest is the political
party's nominee, regardless of whether the candidate receives a
majority vote, if the date of the final canvass of the court-ordered
primary is on or after:
(1) the 85th day before the date of the succeeding
general election in the case of a statewide or district office; or
(2) the 75th day before the date of the succeeding
general election in the case of a county or precinct office.
(d) The district court for an election contest has the same
supervisory power over a runoff of the court-ordered election as
the court has over the court-ordered election.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.
Last modified: August 11, 2007