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Election Schedule Order Signed

Election Schedule Order Signed

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A federal court in San Antonio orders the primary schedule following the release of the new Texas map.
A federal court in San Antonio orders the primary schedule following the release of the new Texas map.

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FILED
MAR
0
1
201Z
IN THEUNITEDSTATES DISTRICT
COURTCLERK,
U.S.
DISTRICT
COI
FOR
THE WESTERNDISTRICT
OF
TEXAS
WESTERN
DISTR7T1)7/E
SAN
ANTONIODIVISION
BY
DPUTYLL
SHANNONPEREZ,
ET AL.,
Plaint
ffs
VS.
STATE
OF
TEXAS, ET AL.,Defendants.MEXICAN
AMERICAN
LEGISLATIVECAUCUS,(MALC)
Plaint
iff;
VS.STATE OF
TEXAS,
ET
AL.,Defendants.TEXASLATINO
REDISTRICTING
TASKFORCE,
ET AL.,Plaintiffs,
VS.
RICKPERRY,Defendant.MARGARITA
V.
QUESADA, ET AL.,Plaintiffs,
VS.
RICKPERRY,
ET
AL.,Defendants.
§§§§§
§§§§
§§
§§§§§§§§
§§§§
§§
§§§§§§§§
§§§
1
Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-360-OLG-JES-XR
[Lead Case]Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-361
OLG-JES-XR[Consolidated
Case]
Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-490-OLG-JES-XR[Consolidated
Case]
Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-592-OLG-JES-XR[Consolidated
Case]
Case 5:11-cv-00788-OLG-JES-XR Document 145 Filed 03/01/12 Page 1 of 10
 
JOHN
T.
MORRIS,
Plaint
ff
VS.STATE OF
TEXAS,
ET
AL.,Defendants.EDDIERODRIGUEZ, ET. AL.,
Plaint
ffs,
VS.
RICK PERRY,ET. AL.Defendants.WENDYDAVIS,
ET
AL.,Plaintiffs
VS.
RICKPERRY,
ET AL.,
Defendants.
§§§§§§
§
Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-615-OLG-JES-XR
§
[Consolidated
Case]
§§§§§§§
§
Civil
Action
No.
1
1-CV-635-OLG-JES-XR
§
[Consolidated
Case]
§§
§§§§§
§..Aiivil Action No.
1
1-CV-788-OLG-JES-XR
§
[Lead
Case]
§§§
§
ORDER
The Court
has enteredredistricting plansfor the 2012 elections for theUnited
States
House
of
Representatives,the Texas House
of
Representatives and the Texas
StateSenate.
It is
necessarytomakecertain adjustments to theelection schedule and otherprovisions
of
the TexasElectionCode for the2012 elections.Accordingly, thefollowing
relief
is
hereby
granted.
2
Case 5:11-cv-00788-OLG-JES-XR Document 145 Filed 03/01/12 Page 2 of 10
 
Residency
It is
ORDERED
thatfor the
2012elections to
theTexasHouse
of
RepresentativesandTexas
Senate, a
person mustbe
a continuousresident
of
thedistrict the personseeks torepresentfromApril
9,
2012
until the date
of
theGeneral
Election.
It
is
furtherORDEREDthat anincorrectprecinct, district
or
placedesignation
onanapplicationfor a
placeon the ballot
shall
notrender the applicationinvalid
if
the designation
is
correctedon orbefore
March
9,
2012, at 6:00 p.m.
If
apreviouslyfiledapplication
indicated a
district,
precinct,orplacedesignationspecifying aparticular map
towhich that
designation
applied,or
if
theapplicationdid notspecify a
district,
precinct, or placedesignation, and
one
is
requiredfor theoffice sought,
the application
shall
be rejected
if
not
amendedtocorrect
suchdesignationpriorto6:00 p.m.,
March
9,
2012.
Anypetition submittedin lieu
of
filing
fee
or
otherwiserequired
for
judicial
office mustcontain
valid signatures
of
registered voters
of
theterritoryfromwhich
theofficesoughtiselected
in
the
numberrequired by
the TexasElection
Code,
and must
be submittedtothe
appropriatefilingauthorityno
laterthan
6:00 p.m.,March
9,
2012.
Candidateswho filedduring the
prior
filing
periodin late
2011
who
still
wish
to
seek thesameoffice
neednot re-filetheir applications,assumingnoinformationcontainedtherein
hassubsequentlybeen
rendered
inaccurate.Notwithstandingthe
provisions
of
the
foregoing
paragraph
or
anyother provision
of
this
Order,
the election
forthe office
of
precinctchair
will be
heldconcurrentlywiththeJuly
31,
2012runoff,
with
a
plurality voterequiredfor
election.Candidates
for precinctchairmay
file,amend,
orwithdraw theirapplicationfor
a
placeon theballotno laterthan 6:00p.m.,June
1,
2012.The
countychair shall be
responsibleforposting
notice
of
thisfilingdeadlineon the county
party's
3
Case 5:11-cv-00788-OLG-JES-XR Document 145 Filed 03/01/12 Page 3 of 10

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