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Election Advisory No. 2016-16

To: County Clerks/Elections Administrators, All Cities, Schools, and Other Political Subdivisions
From: Keith Ingram, Director of Elections
Keith Ingram's signature
Date:

June 30, 2016

RE:

2016 Annual Voting Systems Filing Report

Pursuant to Section 123.061 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”), each authority adopting a voting system for use in its election is required to file an annual report with our office concerning the type of voting system used. This form must be filed with our office regardless of whether you held an election.

Pursuant to Section 31.008(a) of the Code, the Secretary of State shall collect and maintain information on the number of elections held in this state and the administrative costs associated with the elections.

The report must be completed online and returned to the Secretary of State no later than Friday, July 15, 2016. Please refer to the instructions memorandum, which was delivered via email to all political subdivisions.

The Attorney General may seek a writ of mandamus to compel the filing of the report by entities that fail to comply. Entities that fail to submit the report to our office within the prescribed filing period will receive a written delinquency notice from our office. If we do not receive your report within 15 days after the delinquency notice has been mailed to you, your entity’s name will appear on our list to the Attorney General.

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