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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 4OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
CHAPTER 81ELECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER CVOTING SYSTEMS
RULE §81.51Malfunction in Tabulating Equipment

After the discovery of a malfunction in the tabulating equipment at a central counting station, which malfunction caused the results to be incorrect as provided for in the Texas Election Code, §127.129, the presiding judge of the central counting station shall follow the procedures set out in §127. 098(c) and (d). If the presiding judge determines that obtaining a valid automatic count is impracticable, the ballots shall be counted manually, and the presiding judge shall execute and attach a certificate to the returns stating that the ballots were counted manually and stating the nature of the equipment malfunction which led him to the determination that the ballots would be counted manually.


Source Note: The provisions of this §81.51 adopted to be effective June 27, 1986, 11 TexReg 2739.

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