Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4170 Page: 3 of 6
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honorable Tohn T~. Shook, Peage 3
"Article 096. Expenses for election suj
"AUl expenses incurred is providing voting.
booths, stationery, offiioal ballots, wooden
or rubber stamps, tally sheets, polling liats,
instruction cards, ballot boxes, envelopes,
sealing vx and all other supplies required
for conducting a general or. spooelal election
sa all be paid for by the county, except the
cost of supplying booths for cities. All ao-
counts for supplies furnished or services rena
dered shall first be approved ty the conuise
aioners aurt, exoept the aocounts for voting
booths for cities."
In answer to your firet question, it is our opin-
ion that Boxar County is liable for the costs of holding
the election to ekatermlin whether a Junior College DistriLt
of Sexar ount shall be created. Onee such district has
been created, however, all subsequent elections pertaining
t~hreto are to be paid by said district as deoa red in our
Opinion Uo, 0*38%.
?e agree with yofl conclusion as to your second
question that "with reference to the aoneptanae of free
supplies and services by the county, we have been unable
to find any definite authority, statutory or otbert a."
If the county will inour no obligation, express or implied,
in the aooeptanoe of free services and supplies, and the
Coaislioners' Court is satisfied as to the bon tfide motives
of such gratuities, we are aware of no reason why the county
may not aooept them.
The answer to your third question is controlled
by Articles 297 and afo vhich read as follows;
"ArtiOle S939. In small prcinots
"The doemmiisaoners court at the February
term shrll appoint from among the citizens of
each voting preoinot in which there are less
than one hundred voters who have paid their 01poll
tax and received their certificates of exemp-
tion, two reputable qualified, voters as Judges
of the elootion, aeleoted from different politi-
eel parties, if practicable, who shall continue
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4170, text, 1941; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth261411/m1/3/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.