Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

Note:  Included opinions are from August 11, 2017 through September 10, 2017.

Opinion No. KP-0161 (Elections): Section 141.063 of the Election Code does not require that a qualified voter who signs a petition to place a candidate’s name on the ballot print the voter’s name exactly as the name appears on the voter registration list. Thus, a signature on such a petition is not automatically rendered invalid when the signer’s printed name does not exactly match the signer’s name as listed on voter registration rolls. An election official verifying such a signature for validity must consider all of the information provided by the voter in the petition and the voter’s registration records.