TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, a vacancy now exists in the Texas Senate in the membership of District 30, which consists of Archer, Armstrong, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, part of Collin, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, part of Denton, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Grayson, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Montague, Motley, Scurry, Stonewall, Swisher, part of Taylor, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, and Wilbarger Counties; and
WHEREAS, the results of the special election have been officially declared; 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 30th day after the date the final canvass of the special election is completed;
WHEREAS, Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 3.003 (Vernon 1986) 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 District 30 on Tuesday, the 4th day of December, 2001, for the purpose of electing a State Senator for District 30 to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Tom Haywood.
Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, November 26, 2001 or earlier if ordered by the County Clerk of each County, in accordance with Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 85.001(c) (Vernon Supp. 2001).
A copy of this order will be mailed immediately to each County Judge in the district, 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 30 and its result proclaimed in accordance with law.
GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
GEOFFREY S. CONNOR(signature)
Assistant Secretary of State
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