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Response to Mugsy (Reply #4)

Mon May 14, 2012, 09:36 PM

27. Texas Election Law

Some excerpts from Texas Election Law

Judges for county election
The presiding judge and alternate presiding judge must be affiliated or aligned with different political parties, subject to this subsection.

Judges for primary elections
If a vacancy in the positions of both the presiding judge and the alternate judge arises after the appointments are approved and the county executive committee is not scheduled to meet before the election for which the appointments are made, the county chair may fill the vacancies without the approval of the committee.

CLERKS FOR ELECTIONS FOR FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY OFFICES. (a) The clerks for the general election for state and county officers or for a special election to fill a vacancy in an office regularly filled at the general election shall be selected from different political parties if possible.

What the Democratic Party does in a county regarding elections officers determines the integrity of the election. It is very important for the County Chair to understand their own duties regarding this part of the election. If they fail to have their preferred people appointed to work then they might as well quit.

We have a deadline of about 30 days before the election to fill election board positions with our own people. (Democrats) Otherwise, the county election board can go ahead and do the appointments. But past precedence has been to let each party make their appointments for as long as it takes. In a supposedly rabid Republican county we have been filling all positions before the Republicans fill theirs. In the general election it is over 500 positions that need to be filled for each side. And it is not easy as we don't have some flexibility that Texas apparently has with having different hours. All of our workers must be at the polls about 6:30am and stay until about 6:30pm or until their work is done. We do not have split shifts of any type.

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