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Texas Election Code - Section 85.036. Electioneering Prohibited

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§ 85.036. ELECTIONEERING PROHIBITED. (a) During the time an early voting polling place is open for the conduct of early voting, a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party in or within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building or structure in which the early voting polling place is located (b) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 639, § 2 (c) During the early voting period, the early voting clerk shall keep continuously posted: (1) at the entrance to the room or area, as applicable, in which the early voting polling place is located, a sign on which is printed in large letters "Early Voting Polling Place"; and (2) at the outer limits of the area within which electioneering is prohibited, a sign on which is printed in large letters "Distance Marker. No electioneering between this point and the entrance to the early voting polling place." (d) A person commits an offense if the person electioneers in violation of Subsection (a). (e) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. (f) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 639, § 2 Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, § 1.09; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 554, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 498, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 639, § 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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