Texas Election Code - Section 52.065. Arrangement Of Ballot With Party Nominee
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§ 52.065. ARRANGEMENT OF BALLOT WITH PARTY NOMINEE. (a)
For an election in which a candidate's name is to appear on the
ballot as the nominee of a political party, the ballot shall be
arranged in vertical columns separated by parallel lines, as
provided by this section.
(b) Each title of an office to be voted on shall be listed in
the first column on the left of the ballot with "Candidates For:"
printed at the top. The office titles shall be separated by
parallel horizontal lines extending through each column on the
(c) The name of each political party with a nominee on the
ballot shall be printed at the top of the second and as many
succeeding columns as necessary. The name of the nominee of each
party for each office shall appear opposite the office in the
appropriate party column. The party columns shall be of uniform
(d) If the name of an independent candidate is to appear on
the ballot, a column immediately following the party columns shall
be provided, with "Independent" printed at the top. The name of
each independent candidate shall appear in the column opposite the
appropriate office title.
(e) If write-in votes are permitted by law in the election,
a column immediately following the other columns shall be provided
for write-in votes, with "Write-in" printed at the top. Adequate
space shall be provided in the column for write-in votes.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.
Last modified: August 11, 2007