Texas Election Code - Section 272.009. Bilingual Election Clerks
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§ 272.009. BILINGUAL ELECTION CLERKS. (a) The presiding
judge of an election precinct subject to Section 272.002 shall make
reasonable efforts to appoint a sufficient number of election
clerks who are fluent in both English and Spanish to serve the needs
of the Spanish-speaking voters of the precinct.
(b) If the number of election clerks appointed under
Subsection (a) is insufficient to serve the needs of the
Spanish-speaking voters in the election, the authority appointing
election judges for the election shall appoint at least one clerk
who is fluent in both English and Spanish to serve at a central
location to provide assistance for Spanish-speaking voters. On a
primary election day, the county chairs of each party holding a
primary shall each appoint one clerk under this subsection.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by
Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 638, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts
2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1107, § 1.24, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007