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RULE §81.116Estimating Voter Turnout

(a) The county chair shall use the formula set out in the following figure, with necessary modifications as determined by the chair, to determine the estimated voter turnout for each precinct for the primary elections. This formula is a guideline and must be adjusted if the local political situation indicates a higher voter turnout than that derived by the formula.

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(b) After estimating the voter turnout for each precinct, the county chair shall use the guidelines set forth in §§81.117, 81.124, and 81.125 of this chapter (relating to the Number of Election Workers per Polling Place, Number of Ballots per Voting Precinct, and Number of Direct Record Electronic (DRE) Units or Precinct Ballot Counters per Voting Precinct) to determine the necessary personnel, supplies, and equipment for each precinct (i.e., ballots, election judges and clerks, voting devices, or machines).

(c) After estimating the need for personnel, supplies, and equipment for each precinct, the county chair shall combine all precinct data to determine the total countywide estimate.

(d) The county chair may use the estimate calculated under subsection (c) of this section to determine the estimated cost of the election.

Source Note: The provisions of this §81.116 adopted to be effective December 13, 2009, 34 TexReg 8665; amended to be effective March 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 1483; amended to be effective January 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 209; amended to be effective November 9, 2015, 40 TexReg 7811; amended to be effective January 17, 2024, 49 TexReg 133

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