|TO:||County Clerks and Elections Administrators|
|FROM:||Ann McGeehan, Director of Elections|
|DATE:||September 1, 2011|
|RE:||Ballot Certification for the November 8, 2011 Special Constitutional Amendment Election|
Attached is the ballot certification for the Constitutional Amendment Election to be held on November 8, 2011.
There is a sample ballot on our website and you may use it to assist you in preparing your ballot. The sample ballot meets the general requirements set forth in Subchapter C of Chapter 52, Texas Election Code. The name of your county must appear on the official ballot between the title and date of election.
The sample ballot will need to be modified before using it as your official ballot. You will need to change the title to OFFICIAL BALLOT (Boleta Oficial) rather than “sample ballot,” include the name of your county in the appropriate space, print the official ballots on white paper, and number them consecutively beginning with number 1.
The November calendar is posted on our website.
Neither the County Judge nor the Commissioners Court need to order this election, but the notice of election will need to be published in the newspaper between 30-10 days before the election. A sample form can be found on our website.
The Secretary of State will send the County Clerks the full and complete text of the proposed amendments and translations mid-month. Article XVII, Section 1, Texas Constitution requires that each County Clerk post the same in a public place in the courthouse at least 30 days prior to the election.
If you have any questions concerning the enclosed materials or need any other assistance, please feel free to contact the Elections Division toll-free at 1-800-252-2216.