David Dewhurst, Acting Governor of Texas, Proclaims Special Runoff Election in District No. 48
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the membership of the Texas House of Representatives in District No. 48 which consists of part of Travis County; and
WHEREAS, the final canvass of the results of an emergency special election held on January 17, 2006, to fill such vacancy was completed on January 24, 2006; 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 of the Texas Election Code requires a special runoff election to be held not earlier than the twentieth day or later than the forty-fifth day after the date of the final canvass;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID DEWHURST, ACTING 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 for State Representative on Tuesday, the 14th day of February, 2006, for the purpose of electing a State Representative for District No. 48.
Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on February 6, 2006, pursuant to Section 85.001(b) of the Texas Election Code.
A copy of this order will be mailed immediately to the County Judge in Travis 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 District No. 48 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 24th day of January, 2006.
DAVID DEWHURST (Signature)
Acting Governor of Texas
Secretary of State
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