|(a) Upon receipt of the lists of names of election
judges and clerks from each county chair not later than the second
Monday in December, the county election officer shall select co-judges,
co-alternate judges, and appoint clerks (if applicable) for each precinct.
(These selections are made in accordance with §172.126(c) of
the Texas Election Code and §81.152 of this title (relating to
Estimating Voter Turnout for Joint Primaries).)
(b) The county election officer shall determine the
total number of election workers required and select from the party
chairs' lists the individuals to be appointed as co-judges, members
of the early voting ballot board, and central counting station personnel.
The county election officer shall ensure party balance in these selections.
(c) If the total number of individuals serving on the
early voting ballot board or at the central counting station is an
odd number, the county election officer shall appoint an additional
member from the party whose candidate for governor received the highest
number of votes in the county in the most recent gubernatorial general