Gov. Perry Sets Dec. 13 Special Runoff Election for House District 14
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House in District No. 14,which consists of part of Brazos County; and
WHEREAS, the results of the special election have been officially declared on this date; and
WHEREAS, no candidate in the special election received a majority of the votes cast, as required by Section 203.003 of the Texas Election Code; and
WHEREAS, Section 2.025(a) of the Texas Election Code requires a special runoff election to be held not earlier than the 20th or later than the 45th day after the date of the canvass of the main election;
WHEREAS, Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 3.003 requires the election to be ordered by proclamation of the Governor;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby order a special runoff election to be held in House District 14 on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, for the purpose of electing a State Representative for House District 14 to serve the remainder of the term.
Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on December 5, 2011, in accordance with Tex.Elec. Code Ann.§ 85.001(b).
A copy of this order will be mailed immediately to the County Judge in Brazos County and all appropriate writs will be issued and all proper proceedings will be followed, to the end that said election may be held to fill the vacancy in House District 14 and its result proclaimed in accordance with law.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 21st day of November, 2011.
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