The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 74 of 1,943
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62 GENERAL LAWS.
in said County, any kind of voting machine approved by the
Secretary of State, and may adopt such voting machines at any
time, for use in such additional voting precincts in the County
as it may deem advisable ;and the Commissioners' Court of
any other county may, in its discretion, adopt at any time, such
voting machines for said purpose; and thereupon, such voting
machines shall be used at any and all elections and primary
elections, municipal, county, district or State, held in that
County, or any part thereof designated for voting, registering
and counting votes cast at such election and primary elections.
All school and bond elections also shall be conducted by the use
of voting machines in those counties or parts thereof where such
machines have been adopted, where the law specifically makes
their use obligatory.
SEc. 4. Experimental Use of Voting Machines.-The Commissioners'
Court of any county in the State of Texas, where
not otherwise herein provided, may secure, for experimental
use, at an election or primary election, in one or more precincts,
without a formal adoption thereof; and its use at such election
or primary shall be as valid for all purposes as if it had
been formally adopted.
SEC. 5. Providing Voting Machines, Generally.-The County
Commissioners of a county which has adopted voting machines
for that county or any portion thereof, shall as soon as
practicable, and in no case later than six months after adoption
thereof, provide for each voting precinct designated one or
more approved voting machines in complete working order,
and shall thereafter preserve and keep them in repair.
SEC. 6. Payment for Voting Machines.-The County Commissioners'
Court shall provide for the payment of voting machines
to be used in such county in such manner as the court
may deem for the best interest of the county, but in no case
shall ever be called upon to pay more than Eleven Hundred
($1100.00) Dollars per machine. And for the purpose of paying
for voting machines, such Commissioners' Court is hereby
authorized to issue bonds, certificates of indebtedness or other
obligations, to be used for this purpose and no other, which
shall be a charge against the county. Such bonds, certificates
of indebtedness or other obligation may be issued with or without
interest, payable at such time or times as the Commissioners
may determine, but shall never be issued nor sold for less
than par. The necessary tax shall be set aside at the time of
creating such obligation so as to meet the debt provisions of the
Constitution. Such voting machines shall be the property of
the County paying for the same and when used in any election
or primary election which the county is not charged by law
with the holding of, such machines shall be leased to the authorities
charged with holding such election or primary election,
and payment shall be received by the county, at such lease
price as the Commissioners shall fix, but not to exceed ten per
cent of the original cost of such voting machines as may be
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/74/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .