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Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 6, 2012 Elections including any resulting Runoff Elections

To: Cities, Schools and Other Political Subdivisions Conducting November 6, 2012 Elections
From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections
Date: October 5, 2012
RE: Waiver of Partial Manual Count for the November 6, 2012 Elections including any resulting Runoff Elections

This is your official notification that the partial manual count will be waived for the November 6, 2012 Elections including any resulting runoffs 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. 2011).  Section 127.201(f) of the Code gives the Secretary of State authority to waive the requirement of a manual count.

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