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El Paso County Elections Department | Lisa Wise, Elections Administrator

Election Commission and Board

County Election Board (Texas Election Code, Section 51.002)

  • Elections Administrator (Chair)
  • County Judge
  • Sheriff
  • Democratic Party County Chair
  • Republican Party County Chair

General Responsibilities:

  • Approves the Elections Administrator’s procurement of election supplies necessary to conduct the general election (Section 51.003(1)).
  • Appoints the members of the Early Voting Ballot Board from lists submitted by the political parties (Section 87.002(c)).
  • Appoints the Presiding Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board from lists submitted by the political parties (Section 87.002(d)).
  • Appoints the members of the Early Voting Signature Verification Committee from lists submitted by the political parties (Section 87.027(b)).
  • Appoints chair of the Early Voting Signature Verification Committee from lists submitted by the political parties (Section 87.027(b1)).

County Election Commission (Election Code Section 31.032)

  • County Judge (Chair)
  • County Clerk (Vice-Chair)
  • Tax Assessor-Collector (Secretary)
  • Democratic Party County Chair
  • Republican Party County Chair

General Responsibilities:

  • HB 1678-82nd Legislative Session (2011): “The Legislature finds that the powers of a county election commission extend no further than to the appointment, acceptance of resignation, or recommendation for termination of a county elections administrator.”
  • In El Paso County, it has been customary for the commission to meet periodically so that the Elections Administrator may keep the commission informed on current election matters.
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