Greg Abbott


Statutes regulating the manner of holding an election are directory and a departure from their provisions will not ordinarily invalidate an election, unless each departure affects or changes the result of the election|Statutory enactments concerning elections must be liberally construed in order to ascertain and effectuate the will of the voters|Submission of election predict returns to the Secretary of State, whether county's timely submission constitutes certification of election results within Texas Racing Act is fact question for the Commission|Certification of local option election results to Secretary of State within ten days, statute requiring is directory|Results of a local option election on pari-mutuel wagering propositions must be certified to the Secretary of State before the Texas Racing Commission may accept or act on a license application|Certification of election results is ministerial task

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