|TO:||All Cities, Schools, And All Other Political Subdivisions|
|FROM:||Ann McGeehan, Director of Elections|
|DATE:||March 17, 2010|
|RE:||Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the May 8, 2010, Uniform Election Date|
This is your official notification that the partial manual count will be waived for the May 8, 2010, uniform election date and any possible runoff election. Under Section 127.201(a) of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”), the general custodian of election records in an election in which an electronic voting system is used is required to conduct a manual count in one percent of the election precincts or three election precincts, whichever is greater. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 127.201(a) (Vernon Supp. 2009). Section 127.201(f) of the Code gives the Secretary of State authority to waive the requirement of a manual count.
If you have any questions, please contact Irene Diaz toll-free at 1-800-252-VOTE(8683).