The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 75 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 63
required to hold each election or primary election. Those
charged with the holding of such election or primary election
shall pay the lease price, whether it be a school board, a minicipality,
a political party or any other organization or authority.
SEC. 7. Absentee Voting.-In counties in which voting machines
are used, a voting machine shall be placed in the County
Clerk's office and those entitled under the law shall cast their
vote on such machine, under the laws not applicable to absentee
voting, except that the machine shall be sealed at the
close of the day's voting in the presence of authorized watchers
of all persons interested, and such seal shall be broken in the
presence of such authorized persons the following morning
when voting shall begin. When absentee voting is legally concluded
for that election or primary election, such voting machine
shall be locked and sealed in the manner prescribed for
other precincts, to be kept intact until election or primary election
day, when, at 7 P. M. on such election or primary election
day, the machine shall be opened and the vote canvassed by the
County Clerk, the County Judge and the County Treasurer, in
the presence of authorized watchers for all persons interested,
and the result declared in the same manner as for other voting
SEC. 8. Form of Ballots on Voting Machines.-All ballots
shall be printed in black ink on white, clear material,, of such
size as will fit the ballot frame, and in as plain, clear type as
the space will reasonably permit. In general elections, the
party name and a designating letter and number shall be affixed
to the name of each candidate, and the name of all candidates
of one political party shall be so arranged that a voter
may be able to cast his ballot for such candidates as he may
desire or to cast one ballot for all the candidates of that political
party. In primary election, however, the ballot shall be so
arranged and the levers so locked as to prevent the voting of
straight tickets, and should there be so many candidates file
in a primary election as to exceed the capacity of one machine,
more than one such machine shall be provided for each voting
precinct, but in all cases where more than one machine is used in
a voting precinct, the names of all candidates for any particular
office shall be placed on one machine. Where the lease
price has been paid, however, for use of voting machine in a
primary election, no charge shall be levied for a second or
SEC. 9. Sample Ballots.-The authorities charged with holding
the election or primary election shall provide for each precinct
two sample ballots and one model arranged in the form
of a diagram showing such part of the face of the voting machine
as shall be in use in that election or primary election.
Such sample ballots and model shall be on display in each precinct
voting place throughout the time the polls are open and
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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/m1/75/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .