The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 40 of 1,111
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24 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
PRIMARY ELECTIONS-CONTEST TRIED IN DISTRICT
H. B. No. 75.] CHAPTER 19.
An Act to further regulate the contest of certificates of nomination in
primary elections, by amending Article 3152 of the Revised Civil
Statutes of 1925.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
That Article 3152 of the Revised Statutes of 1925 be amended
so as to read as follows:
Article 3152. In State, district, county or precinct offices the
certificate of the nomination issued by the president or chairman
of the nominating convention, or chairman of the county
executive committee, shall be subject to review, upon allegations
of fraud or illegality, by the district court of the county in which
the contestees reside; provided, that such allegations are filed
in said court within ten days after the issuance of said certificate;
and when said allegations are so filed, or the appeal from
the decision of the executive committee is.perfected, the judge
of the district court must set down for hearing, in term time or
vacation at the earliest practical time; and a copy of said
grounds for contest, together with the notice of the date set for
hearing, shall be prepared and issued by the district clerk and
be served upon the contestee five days before the hearing before
said court, and the parties to said contest shall have the
right to summon witnesses. The said court shall determine said
contest; and the decision of said court shall be final as to all
district, county or precinct offices. A certified copy of the
judgment of said court shall be transmitted by the clerk thereof
to the officers charged with the duty of providing the official
ballot, and the name of the candidate in whose favor said judgment
shall be rendered shall be printed in the official ballot for
the general election; provided, however, that a contest of the
certificate of nomination for district judge shall be brought in
the district court of the adjoining district, the county seat of
which is nearest the residence of the contestee when only one district
court is in said county. Providing further, that in counties
having two or more district courts, the contest shall be filed in
any district court in said county except in the court of the contestee,
and an appeal from the decision of the executive committee
in a case filed there shall be taken to such court.
Approved February 11, 1927.
Effective ninety (90) days after adjournment.
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