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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Election materials, 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division:

An Inventory of Elections Materials (Part I) at the Texas State Archives, 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984



Overview

Creator: Texas. Elections Division.
Title: Election materials (part I)
Dates: 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984
Abstract: These records include certificates of election, canvasses of votes, election returns (mostly county returns, but also some precinct returns), correspondence, office memoranda, proclamations, clippings, presidential electors reports, minutes of the electoral college, Attorney General opinions concerning elections, precinct maps, lists of candidates, copies of relevant legislation, sample ballots, applications for a place on the ballot, election inspection reports, election schools materials, handbooks, voter registration reports, records of political parties (including minutes of party conventions, rules, and party primary expense statements), lists of officials prepared by the Secretary of State, election working files, and constitutional amendment working files. They comprise election materials created and/or maintained by the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State, dating 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984. These materials document most general and special elections during this time period; and most primary elections beginning 1950. Most files reflect statewide or district races, although local races (e.g. for municipal offices) are also occasionally represented, especially in the case of special or contested elections. Parties represented include the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as independent candidates and third parties. Constitutional amendment elections are well-represented.
Quantity: 84.47 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that a portion of these records are stored at the State Records Center. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. will usually be available by noon the next day.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Secretary of State is a constitutional officer of the executive branch of state government, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for a term concurrent with the governor's (a two-year term at first, a four-year term since 1974). The office was first created by the Constitution of the Republic of Texas in 1836, and has been continued by each succeeding Constitution.

The Secretary of State has an enormous number of duties and responsibilities, including the following: authenticating the publication of all laws passed by the state legislature; approving comptroller's accounts against the state prior to payment; maintaining a register of all official acts and proceedings of the governor, and all appointments to state boards and commissions; interpreting and enforcing the Texas Election Code, as the state's chief election officer; keeping the Seal of the State of Texas; maintaining many business-related filings, including corporation and Uniform Commercial Code filings.

The office of the Secretary of State is divided into five divisions: Executive, Elections, Business and Public Filings, Administrative Services, and Information Services.

The Elections Division assists the Secretary in interpreting and applying the Election Code and other election laws, and in carrying out his duties as the state's chief election officer. This involves the following tasks: receiving, examining, and filing the official certified returns of all general elections, special elections for members of the legislature, and constitutional amendment elections; preparing detailed and comprehensive written instructions on election laws and distributing them to state and local authorities who administer the laws; receiving official filings of election-related lists, records, and petitions; maintaining a registration service master file containing voter registration information for each registered voter in the state; providing for the training of election judges and clerks; certifying (in writing) the name of each candidate for U.S. president and vice-president and each candidate nominated at a primary election or party convention for a statewide or district office that will appear on the general election ballot.

In 1992, the functions of the Elections Division's Disclosure Filings Section were transferred to the newly created Texas Ethics Commission. Those duties had included the administration of certain ethics filings, created during the 1970s: statements of campaign contributions and expenditures for individuals and for political action committees (PACs), personal financial disclosure statements required of candidates and certain elected and appointed state officials, speaker's race reports, registration and reports of lobbyists.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records include certificates of election, canvasses of votes, election returns (mostly county returns, but also some precinct returns), correspondence, office memoranda, proclamations, clippings, presidential electors reports, minutes of the electoral college, Attorney General opinions concerning elections, precinct maps, lists of candidates, copies of relevant legislation, sample ballots, applications for a place on the ballot, election inspection reports, election schools materials, handbooks, voter registration reports, records of political parties (including minutes of party conventions, rules, and party primary expense statements), lists of officials prepared by the Secretary of State, election working files, and constitutional amendment working files. They comprise election materials created and/or maintained by the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State, dating 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984. These materials document most general and special elections dating 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984; and most primary elections dating 1950-1984. Files are not present for all elections. Most files reflect statewide or district races, although local races (e.g. for municipal offices) are also occasionally represented, especially in the case of special or contested elections. Parties represented include the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as independent candidates and third parties (Libertarian, Socialist Workers, La Raza Unida, American, Constitutional, Independent, New, Citizen, Whig, Confederate, American Family, Communist, and Populist Parties). Constitutional amendment elections are well-represented.

These records document the full gamut of election-related activities in Texas, including ordering and notification of elections, voter registration, political party rules, conducting primary elections, primary financing, political party conventions, application for a place on the ballot, preparation of the ballot, training and conduct of election judges and clerks, poll watching and election inspection, voting procedures, counting of ballots and preparation of returns, canvassing of election results, early voting, management of different voting systems, management of the presidential electoral college, election recounts, contested elections, bilingual requirements, and management of constitutional amendment elections.

Of particular note are voter registration reports dating 1967-1980. Arranged alphabetically by county and then in reverse chronological order within each folder, these reports give the number of registered voters precinct by precinct, with a county total. Reports dating 1967-1973 give a further breakdown (precinct by precinct) of number of voter registration certificates issued, and number cancelled.

Although some election returns are present in these files, the vast majority of election returns (county-by-county and precinct-by-precinct) have been described in three separate inventories (see Related Material).

This finding aid has been split into two separate finding aids due to electronic file size limitations imposed by TARO. Click here for Part II (mostly 1976-1984). If you are reading this in paper, that finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

Records dating 1909-1975 are arranged chronologically by year, then by election date when applicable. Files not relevant to specific elections are filed after election materials in the proper year. From 1976 thru 1984, however, records are first arranged chronologically by year; but within each year files are generally in the order received. Materials that are chronologically mixed (especially those covering more than one year) are listed next, and voter registration reports (1967-1980) are filed last.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Please note that a portion of these records--specifically, the last accession (1995/041)--is stored at the State Records Center. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. will usually be available by noon the next day.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

To view the videotapes or listen to the audiocassettes please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer.

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Elections--Texas.
Campaign funds--Texas.
Electoral college--United States.
Document Types:
Election returns--Texas--1940-1984.
Certificates--Texas--Elections--1909, 1940-1984.
Proclamations--Texas--Elections--1942-1984.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Elections--1940-1984.
Financial statements--Texas--Elections--1955-1976.
Correspondence--Texas--Elections--1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984.
Clippings--Texas--Elections--1954-1984.
Maps--Texas--Elections--1971-1978.
Memorandums--Texas--Elections--1940-1984.
Functions:
Regulating elections.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Correspondence, 1967-1968, 1970-1975, 1980-1983, 12.25 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Republic of Texas election returns, 1835-1845, 3.06 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, State of Texas election returns (county-by-county), 1846-1984 (not inclusive), 176.55 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Election returns (precinct-by-precinct), 1972-1988, 99.25 cubic ft.
Strays Collection, Secretary of State, Election returns, 1903, fractional [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays S6]
Texas Secretary of State, Election registers (a.k.a. appointment registers), 1837-1987, 31.09 cubic ft. (originals), 36 reels microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Disclosure Filings Section, Candidate campaign contribution and expense statements, 1918-1989, 253.39 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division, Disclosure Filings Section, Political action committee campaign contribution and expense statements, 1973-1983, 1985-1989, 193.2 cubic ft.
Democratic Party of Texas, Papers, ca. 1948-1978, 223. 5 linear ft. [Contains election returns for Democratic primaries dated 1956-1976.]
Democratic Party of Texas, Papers, ca. 1976-1980, 27 linear ft. [Contains election returns for Democratic primaries dated 1978.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Election materials, Elections Division, Texas Secretary of State. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1979/195, 1989/064, 1989/092, 1995/041

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State on June 1, 1979; and January 13, 1989; by the Administrative Division of the Texas Secretary of State on December 6, 1988; and by the Statutory Documents Section of the Texas Secretary of State on December 22, 1994.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, September 1989

Tony Black, October 2003, February 2005

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Election materials, 1909, 1913, 1936, 1940-1984,
84.47 cubic ft.

Election materials, 1909
Box
1989/064-6 Certificate of election, 1909
Election materials, 1936
Box
1989/064-6 Presidential Electors reports, 1936
Election materials, 1940
Constitutional amendments election, November 5, 1940:
Box
1989/064-6 SJR 4
SJR 6
HJR 8
HJR 45
Election returns, November 5, 1940:
Box
1989/064-6 U.S. Senators - U.S. Congress
Presidential Electors
Statewide Officials
Certificates of Election, November 5, 1940:
Box
1989/064-6 Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals
District Attorneys
District Judges
State Representatives
State Senators
U. S. Congress
National and Statewide U.S. Senator
Election materials, 1941
Box
1989/064-6 Special Election, June 48, 1941:
U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator, election returns
Representative for District 78
Special Election, August 30, 1941:
Representative for District 64
Other 1941 files:
Correspondence of Dr. Tom White, 1941-1942
(application to go on ballot)
Election materials, 1942
Box
1989/064-6 Special Election, July 25, 1942:
Senator - 10th Senatorial District
Proclamations and letters for Representative Districts
Certificate of election for Representative of 88th District
Certificate - Special Election, Representative District 90F
Representative for the 106th Representative District
Election, November 3, 1942:
Canvass and returns for statewide officials
Results of election for Governor and Lt. Governor
Tabulation of votes for 21 members of the House of Representatives in Congress
Tabulation of votes cast for District Offices
Tabulation and returns of Constitutional amendments
Letters showing certificates of election mailed:
State Senators
U.S. Representatives
District Judges
Statewide Officers
Special Election - State Senator, November 3, 1942
Election materials, 1943
Box
1989/064-6 Special Elections:
118th Representative District, January 2, 1943
91st Representative District, January 9, 1943
Representative District 6F, March 6, 1943
Election materials, 1944
Box
1989/064-6 Election, November 7, 1944:
Senator, 6th Senatorial District
Presidential Electors, 1944
Proofs on 1944 Official Ballot
Election materials, 1945
Box
1989/064-6 Special Elections held in 1945
Special Election, August 25, 1945
District Judges and Attorneys, November 5, 1945
Election materials, 1946
Box
1989/064-7 Special Elections:
State Senator, July 27, 1946
6th Congressional District, August 24, 1946
Election, November 5, 1946:
Congress
Statewide Officers
Certificate of votes for State Senators
Court of Civil Appeals
Amendments
Election, November 7, 1946:
Amendments
Election materials, 1947
Box
1989/064-7 Annual Report, Secretary of State, 1947
Special Election, April 19, 1947:
State Representative
State Senator
Special Election, August 23, 1947:
State Senator, 18th Senatorial District
State Representative, 3rd Representative District
9th Congressional District
16th Congressional District
Constitutional Amendment
Special Election, November 8, 1947:
State Representative, 68th Representative District
Constitutional Amendment file, 1947
Constitutional Amendment file, 1947
Election materials, 1948
Box
1989/064-7 Election, November 2, 1948:
One set of certificates for general election, (also contains returns)
One set of certificates for general election
[3 folders]
Returns for certificates of election, 1948
Certificates of votes cast by Electoral College for President and Vice-President
Returns:
Presidential Elector
Governor and Lt. Governor
District Judges and Attorneys, Criminal District Judges and Attorneys
Congressmen
Court of Civil Appeals
8 Constitutional Amendments
Certification to the U.S. Senator from Texas
Certification of U.S. Representatives
Certification of State Senators
Election, November 17, 1948:
[Returns for] District Judges and Attorneys, Criminal District Judges and Attorneys
[Returns for] Court of Civil Appeals, Chief Justice and Associate Judges
Special Election, December 4, 1948:
15th Congressional District
U.S. Congressman, 15th District
Election returns for Hidalgo County, 1948
Extra copies of certificates used by Electoral College to vote for President, 1948
Presidential electors notice to meet and cast votes for President and Vice-President, 1948
Presidential electors correspondence, 1948
Minutes of the Electoral College of Texas, December 13, 1948
State Senators, closed December 15, 1948
Constitutional Amendments, 1948
Nominees for offices, 1948
General Election supplies, 1948
Election materials, 1949
Box
1989/064-8 Special Elections:
State Representative from 7th District, January 8, 1949
State Representative from 16th District, January 8, 1949
104th Representative District, February 10, 1949
61st Representative District, March 21, 1949
Election, November 8, 1949:
Returns from Bexar County for Constitutional Amendments, etc., November 8, 1949
Returns for State Board of Education
State Board of Education election [returns]
Senators and Representatives elected
Constitutional Amendments
52nd Representative District
120th Representative District
89th Representative District
58th Representative District
State Senator, 6th District
Constitutional Amendments, 1949
General Election supplies
Election materials, 1950
Box
1989/064-8 Special Election, May 6, 1950:
18th Congressional District
[3 folders]
Primary Election, July 22, 1950:
Election returns
Election, November 7, 1950:
Governor and Lt. Governor, Tabulations
U.S. Congress general election
Official tabulation of Statewide Officers
Election returns of State Senate
Certificates of election and canvass of votes, November 7, 1950:
District Attorneys, Criminal District Attorneys
Dist. Judges and Criminal Dist. Judges
Chief Justice and Associate Justices of Courts of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
Certificates of election:
Statewide offices
State Senator
General Election supplies, November 7, 1950
Election materials, 1951
Box
1989/064-8 Special Elections, September 1951:
Special Election, 13th Cong. District, September 8, 1951
Representatives in Congress, September 14, 1951
Special Election, November 13, 1951:
Constitutional Amendments, Certificates and Proclamations
Constitutional Amendments, returns, etc.
State Representatives
Representatives, proclamations, etc.
Constitutional Amendments, 1951
Constitutional Amendment election supplies
Election materials, 1952
Box
1989/064-9 Special Election, September 23, 1952:
7th Congressional District
[2 folders]
General election, November 4, 1952:
Certificate of votes cast in Electoral College for President and Vice-President
Certificate of votes cast for all Presidential Electors
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendments, HJR 20 thru HJR 38
Constitutional Amendments, certificate of election
State Senators, certificate of election, and canvass of votes
Supreme Judicial Districts (Courts of Civil Appeals) certificate of election, and canvass of votes
Election returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Unofficial returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Statewide officials [returns]
Photostatic copy of canvass of votes for statewide offices
Certificate of election of statewide officials
Certificate of election for State Board of Education
Representatives in Congress, certificate of election
District Judges and District Attorneys, certificate of election
Criminal District Attorney and District Attorney, certificate of election and canvass of votes
Criminal District Judges and District Judges, certificate of election and canvass of votes
Corrected original of certificate of election of Price Daniel, elected U.S. Senator
Worksheets, general election
Election, 1952
General Election supplies
Election materials, 1954
Box
1989/064-9 Special Election, March 6, 1954:
3rd Representative District
60th Representative District
61st Representative District
64th Representative District
105th Representative District
Primary Election, July 24, 1954:
Primary election, clippings of results
Election, November 2, 1954:
Photostats of returns for general election
Unofficial returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Governor and Lt. Governor (returns)
Certificates of election and returns:
District Judges and District Attorneys
Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Courts of Civil Appeals,
State Board of Education
Members of Congress
Statewide officials
State Senators
Box
1989/064-10 Constitutional Amendments, certificate of election and returns
Certificate of election of Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Senator
29th Senatorial District
18th Senatorial District
Special Election, Representatives, 1954
General Election supplies, November 2, 1954
Special Election, December 11, 1954:
24th Senatorial District
105th Representative District
Elections, general election canvass, November 19, 1954
Constitutional Amendment publications, 1953-1954
Election, 1954
Election materials, 1955
Box
1989/064-10 85th Representative District, Special Election, January 8, 1955
Election materials, 1956
Box
1989/064-10 Primary Election, July 28, 1956:
Primary election, 1956
Election, November 6, 1956:
Unofficial returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Governor and Lt. Governor (county returns)
Proclamation re: adoption of Constitutional Amendments
Certificates of election and returns:
President and Vice-President
U.S. Congressmen
Constitutional Amendments
State Senators
District Attorneys and District Judges
State Board of Education
Courts of Civil Appeals
Statewide Offices
Special Election, November 13, 1956:
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendment Election supplies
Election materials, 1957
Box
1989/064-11 Special Election, April 2, 1957:
U.S. Senator (Ralph Yarbrough elected)
[wallet, with 5 folders]
Special Election, May 5, 1957:
6th Representative District
Special Election, November 5, 1957:
Constitutional Amendments
[2 folders]
Election materials, 1958
Box
1989/064-11 Election, November 4, 1958:
Election returns
Unofficial returns, Governor and Lt. Governor
Official returns, Governor and Lt. Governor
Certificates of election and returns:
U.S. Congressmen
State Senators
State Board of Education
Constitutional Amendments
Statewide offices
District Attorneys and District Judges
Courts of Civil Appeals
Certification of Ralph W. Yarbrough, U.S. Senator
Proclamation re: adoption of Constitutional Amendments
Certification - General Election, 1958
Work folder, files 95-151 to 154 (House and Senate resignations)
General Election [work folder]
Election file, 1958
General Election supplies
Election materials, 1960
Box
1989/064-12 Special Election, January 9, 1960:
State Senator, 17th District
State Representative, 61st District
State Representative, 54th District
State Representative, 23rd District
Primary Election, May 7, 1960:
Democratic Party, U.S. Senator, tabulations
Democratic Party, Lt. Governor, tabulations
Democratic Party, Governor, tabulations
Special Election, June 4, 1960:
State Representative, 28th District
Special Election, Senator or Congressman-at-large, July 1960
Election candidates, misc. [also includes delegates to national party conventions], 1960
Election folder, November 1960
Constitutional Amendments, 1960:
Correspondence
SJR 6 and HJR Nos. 3, 6, 39
Proposed amendments [printed copies]
Election, November 8, 1960:
Certificates of election and returns:
Statewide Offices
Constitutional Amendments
President and Vice-President
Governor and Lt. Governor (includes county returns)
U.S. Congressmen
State Senators
Courts of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Judges
District Attorneys
Certification of Lyndon B. Johnson
Proclamation number 41-873 re: general election
Certification - general election, 1960
Certification of nominees to County Clerks
Canvassing vote, preparation for
Ballot for certification
Election materials, 1960
General Election supplies
Election materials, 1961
Box
1989/064-13 Special Election, U.S. Senator, April 4, 1961:
Attorney General Opinion and requests for application for U.S. Senator
Special election, U.S. Senator, 1961
Correspondence
[2 folders]
County returns:
Anderson through Collingsworth
Colorado through Goliad
Gonzales through Kent
Kerr through Newton
Nolan through Tarrant
Taylor through Zavala
Returns-tally sheets
Election returns received
Canvass
Applications for U.S. Senator
Applications for U.S. Senator
(Form letters, etc.)
Box
1989/064-14 Applications returned or not accepted and proclamations
Special Election (empty folder contains names of all candidates, date they filed, and occupation)
Newspaper clippings
Runoff Election, U.S. Senator, May 27, 1961:
County returns
[2 folders]
Election returns
Certification of votes received for each candidate
Official tabulation of votes
Certification, proclamation, etc.
Second Special Election, U.S. Senator
Information concerning terms
Sample of Certificate of Election
Newspaper clippings
Special Election, November 4, 1961:
State Representative, 68th District, Place 5
U.S. Congressman, 20th District
Special Election, November 18, 1961:
State Representative, 93rd District
Special Election, December 9, 1961:
State Representative, 21st District
Special Election, December 16, 1961:
State Representative, District 49F
State Senator, 26th District
State Representative, 68th District, Place 2
U.S. Congressman, 13th District
Blank ballots and instructions for election
Special Election, December 23, 1961:
U.S. Congressman, 4th District
Runoff and canvass for 13th Congressional District
Other 1961 files:
Forms--certificate of election, etc., 1961
Election materials, 1962
Box
1989/064-15 Publication of Constitutional Amendments, Attorney General Opinion, 1945, 1962
Constitutional Amendments, 1962
Constitutional Amendment contract, 1962
Correspondence, Texas Press Association, re: publication of constitutional amendments, 1962
Constitutional Amendments, Texas Press Association Materials, 1962
Transmittal letters and receipts of County Convention Reports, 1962
Special Elections, January 1962:
13th Congressional District, runoff, January 27, 1962
4th Congressional District, runoff, January 30, 1962
Election, November 6, 1962:
Certification - general election
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on ballot
Unofficial returns, Governor and Lt. Governor
Returns and certificates of election:
U.S. Congressmen
Courts of Civil Appeals
State Senators
District Judges
District Attorneys
State Board of Education
Constitutional Amendments
Statewide Offices
Election supplies
Election materials, 1963
Box
1989/064-15 Special Election, April 20, 1963:
State Representative District, Place 4
Special Election, November 9, 1963:
State Representative District 51, Place 7
State Representative District 51, Place 6
10th Congressional District
State Representative District 55, Place 4
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendments, returns received
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on ballot
Election forms
Special Election, December 17, 1963:
10th Congressional District
Election materials, 1964
Box
1989/064-16 Election, November 3, 1964:
Certification, General election, 1964
Certificates of Election:
Statewide Offices
U.S. Congressmen
Court of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Judges, Criminal District Judges, Domestic Relations Court Judges
District Attorneys, Criminal District Attorneys
State Senators
State Representatives
Constitutional Amendments
Presidential Electors
Certification of Ralph W. Yarbrough, U.S. Senator to President of U.S.
Returns (tally sheets):
President and Vice-President
Governor and Lt. Governor
U.S. Senator
Congressmen-at-large
Attorney General
Statewide Offices
Supreme Court Justices
Court of Criminal Appeals
Constitutional Amendments
Congressmen
Court of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Judges and Criminal District Judges
District Attorneys and Criminal District Attorneys
State Senators
State Representatives
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on the ballot
List of candidates
Press notice - results of election
Election file, 1964
General Election supplies
[2 folders]
Election materials, 1965
Box
1989/064-16 Special Election, February 13, 1965:
State Representative District 15F
State Representative District 11
Special Election, June 26, 1965:
State Representative District 78
Special Election, September 7, 1965:
Constitutional Amendment (certificate of election and returns-tabulated)
Constitutional Amendment, county returns
Box
1989/064-17 Constitutional Amendment, county returns
Special Election, November 2, 1965:
Constitutional Amendments (returns and certificate of election)
Constitutional Amendments (working file for both elections), 1965
Governor's Message to the Legislature, etc.
(includes letters dictating which bills were acted upon by the Governor from February-June 1965)
Election materials, 1966
Box
1989/064-17 Special Election, March 26, 1966:
8th Congressional District
Election, November 8, 1966:
Certification, general election, 1966
Certification of John Tower, U.S. Senator to President of the United States
Certificates of Election:
Statewide Offices
United States Congressmen
Court of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Judges, Criminal District Judges, Domestic Relations Court Judges
District Attorneys, Criminal District Attorneys
Constitutional Amendments
State Senators
State Representatives
Returns (tally sheets):
Governor and Lt. Governor
U.S. Senator
Statewide Offices
Supreme Court Justices
Court of Criminal Appeals
Constitutional Amendments
U.S. Congressmen
Court of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Judges and Attorneys
Criminal District Judges and Attorneys
State Senators
State Representatives
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on ballot
Constitutional Amendment, HJR 13, pending lawsuit
Certification work folder
Election materials, 1967
Box
1989/064-18 Special Elections:
35th Representative District, Place 2, January 7, 1967
35th Representative District, Place 2, February 4, 1967
State Representative, District 20F, May 25, 1967
Special Election, November 11, 1967:
District 22, Place 7, State Representative
District 24, Place 2, State Representative
District 47, Place 2, State Representative
District 30, State Representative
District 8, State Senator
District 75, State Representative
District 39, Place 2, State Representative
Constitutional amendments, county returns
Constitutional amendments, tally sheets, etc.
Special Elections, December 1967:
47th District, Place 2, State Representative, December 2, 1967
24th District, Place 2, State Representative, December 5, 1967
22nd District, Place 7, State Representative, December 5, 1967
39th District, Place 2, State Representative, December 9, 1967
30th District, State Representative, December 16, 1967
75th District, State Representative, December 16, 1967
Election materials, 1968
Box
1989/064-19 Special Election, May 14, 1968:
District 33, Place 4, State Representative
District 23, Place 1, State Representative
District 48F, State Representative
Special Elections, June 1968:
District 33, Place 4, State Representative, June 1, 1968
District 33, Place 5, State Representative, June 18, 1968
Special Election, August 24, 1968:
3rd Congressional District, U.S. Congressman
Election, November 5, 1968:
Primary list, ballot
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on ballot
Certification (certified list of candidates)
Certificates of election:
Presidential electors
Statewide offices
U.S. Representatives
State Senators
State Board of Education
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges, etc.
District Attorneys, etc.
Constitutional amendments
Certification of general election
Election returns for President and Vice-President
Election returns for constitutional amendments
Election returns (tally sheets):
U.S. Congress
State Senators
State Representatives
[2 folders]
State Board of Education
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges and Attorneys
County returns, Governor and Lt. Governor, 1968
Box
1989/064-20 County returns, 1968:
President and Vice President, and State Board of Education
Statewide offices
U.S. Representatives
State Senators
State Representatives
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges
District Attorneys
Box
1989/064-21 County returns, Constitutional Amendments, 1968
Box
1995/041-99 Presidential Electoral College, 1968:
Certificate of votes cast, minutes, and certificate of appointment of substitute electors, 1968
Oath of office forms, Presidential electors, 1968
Presidential Electoral College, 1968
Sealed certificate and ballots, 1968
General file, 1968
Election materials, 1969
Box
1989/064-21 Special elections, State Representative for District 49, February 11 and 27, 1969
Constitutional Amendments work folder, election August 5, 1969
Box
1995/041-99 Special election, District 73, R. G. Randy Pendleton resigned, July 22, 1969
Special election for legislature, information file, 1969
Constitutional amendment election, August 5, 1969:
Governor's proclamation of adopted amendments, copies for distribution
Official canvass on August 22, 1969
Constitutional amendment election
County tabulation master copy
Certificate of state canvass, copies for distribution
County tabulation, amendments 1, 2, and 3
County tabulation, amendments 7, 8, and 9
Election materials, 1970
Box
1989/064-21 Election, November 3, 1970:
Canvass of returns
Constitutional Amendments, drawing for place on ballot
Box
1989/092-32 Official Canvass by House of Representatives for November 3 election for Governor and Lt. Governor
Governor's Proclamation on Adopted Constitutional Amendments, November 3, 1970
Constitution Party in Texas
Democratic State Headquarters
Republican State Headquarters
Box
1995/041-99 Material for election (file copies), 1970
Corrections for ballot certification, 1970
Candidates for ballot (named), 1970
List of Democratic candidates, information file, 1970
Candidates for legislature, 1970
Democratic primary, ballot certification for general election, 1970
Republican primary, ballot certification for general election, 1970
Primary ballots, Republican and Democrat, 1970
Independent candidates, 1970
Ballot certication file copies, 1970
Election materials, 1971
Box
1989/064-21 Special Election, Constitutional Amendments, May 8, 1971
Box
1989/092-32 Special Election, May 18, 1971:
Criminal District Attorney of Deaf Smith County
Constitutional Amendments
Governor's Proclamation, Constitutional Amendments
Governor's Proclamation on Adopted Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Amendments returns, 1 and 2
Constitutional Amendments returns, 3 and 4
Constitutional Amendments return forms
Constitutional Amendments Official Canvass
Sample ballot, Constitutional Amendments
Other 1971 files:
Liquor-by-the-Drink Election Preparation File
Local option elections, 1971
Senate Bill 346, local option elections, 1971
Election materials, 1972
Box
1989/092-32 Primary Elections, May 6 and June 3, 1972:
Senators and Representatives, list for First Primary
Democratic Primary Statewide Candidates
Democratic Congressional Primary Candidates
Republican Primary Statewide Candidates
Democratic Primary, master copies, statewide offices, (returns)
Democratic Primary, master copies, district offices (returns)
Republican Primary, master copies, returns
Governor, runoff election (returns), June 3, 1972
U.S. Senate election
Sample primary ballots and instructions
Application for primary ballots
Box
1989/092-33 Harris County Democratic Primary election tabulations
Harris County Democratic Runoff election tabulations
Primary election guidelines
Primary election (working file-expenses, memos, etc)
Estimated primary expenses (by county)
Primary expenses statements (by county)
[2 folders]
Box
1989/092-34 Democratic Party primary expense statements, by county, 1972:
Anderson County - Fisher County
Box
1989/092-35 Floyd County - Lavaca County
Box
1989/092-36 Lee County - Travis County
Box
1989/092-37 Trinity County - Zavala County
Republican Party primary expense statements, by county, 1972:
Anderson County - Ector County
Box
1989/092-38 Edwards County - Parmer County
Box
1989/092-39 Pecos County - Zavala County
Special Elections, 1972:
State Senator, District 24, June 6, 1972
State Representative, District 9, Place 4, June 13, 1972
State Representative, District 46, Place 3, September 16, 1972
Election, November 7, 1972:
Official returns, pencil copy
Master copy, General Election (returns)
Official returns (printed):
U.S. President
U.S. Senator
U.S. Congressmen
Governor and Lt. Governor
Statewide offices
Supreme Court Justices
Court of Criminal Appeals
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges
District Attorneys
State Board of Education
State Representatives
Constitutional Amendments
Box
1989/092-40 Harris County official tabulations, less Governor's race, two copies
[2 folders]
Dallas County, official tabulations
Box
1989/092-50 Precinct returns for Tarrant County
Travis County vote totals
Governor's Proclamation for election to be held
Constitutional Amendments to be voted on
Official canvasses of votes, 1972:
Constitutional Amendments
U.S. President
U.S. Representatives
Statewide offices
State Senators
House of Representatives canvass for Governor and Lt. Governor
State Representatives
State Board of Education
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges
District Attorneys
Certification of U.S. Congressmen
Certification of Presidential Electors
Presidential Electors, Certificate of Election
Presidential Electors dummy file
Certification of John Tower, U.S. Senator to President of the Senate
Governor's Proclamation of Adopted Constitutional Amendments
Sample ballots
Democratic Party Certification
Republican Candidates Certification
American Party Candidates for Certification
Candidates for the New Party
Socialist Workers Party Candidates
Independent Candidates
Candidates for La Raza Unida
Certificate of Votes Cast
Ballots, 1972
Ballot certification, file copies
Ballot certification
[2 folders]
Corrections for ballot certification
Composition of Districts for 1972 election
Total cost paid to judges and clerks
Other 1972 files:
Local option elections, 1972
Memo on assessment of candidates for district offices
County Commissioners Precincts, court suits, 1972
Opinion on County Commissioner Precincts redistricting, August 22, 1972
Roy Orr, court suit, 1972
Box
1989/092-51 Minutes of Electoral College, December 1972
Oath of Office, Presidential Electors, December 1972
[2 folders]
Certificate of Appointment of Substitute Electors, December 1972
State Representative race (Liz Levintino's), 1964-1972
Raza Unida Party
State Party Conventions
American Party Precinct Convention
Democratic National Convention
Delegates to Democratic National Convention
Democratic Party Rules
[2 folders]
Republican Party Rules
Texas Independent Party Rules
Election materials, 1973
Box
1989/092-51 Special Elections, 1973:
State Representative, District 37, Place 3, July 13, 1973
State Senator, District 14, August 14, 1973
Constitutional Amendment Election, November 6, 1973:
Governor's Proclamation calling for election
[2 folders]
Official Returns, Amendments 1, 2, 3
Official Returns, Amendments 4, 5, 9
Official Returns, Amendments 6, 7, 8
County by county returns
Canvass of returns
Other 1973 files:
Local option elections
Summary of 1973 election laws
Election materials, 1974
Box
1989/092-51 Special Elections, January-May 1974:
State Representative, District 33L, January 5, 1974
State Representative, District 84, April 20, 1974
State Representative, District 84, May 14, 1974
Box
1989/092-52 Primary Elections, May 1 and June 4, 1974:
Box
1989/092-57 Primary Financial Recap Records, 1974:
Raza Unida Party
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Box
1989/092-58 Democratic primary, pencil tabulations
Democratic primary returns by office, 1974:
Governor and Lt. Governor
Statewide offices
Supreme Court Justices and Court of Criminal Appeals
State Senators
U.S. Congress
State Board of Education
Court of Civil Appeals
State Representatives
District Attorneys and Judges
Runoff results, June 1, 1974
Returns from First Primary, Democrats
County by county returns, Primary Master copies, Democrats
County by county returns for Governor, Democratic Primary
Republican primary returns by office, 1974:
Governor and Lt. Governor
U.S. Congressmen
Statewide offices
County by county returns, state and district offices, Republican
County by county returns, Primary Master copies, Republican
Republican Primary, official returns
Raza Unida Primary returns
County by county returns, Raza Unida Party
County by county returns, Primary Master copies, Raza Unida
List of candidates for Legislature
Democratic candidates filing 1974
Democratic candidates filing fees 1974
Democratic candidates, Second Primary
Republican Party candidates, First Primary
Republican candidates filing fees, 1974
Raza Unida candidates for 1974 primary
Campaign filings survey
Election inspection
Voter turnout poll
Box
1989/092-59 Election, November 5, 1974:
Official returns, pencil copy:
Governor and Lt. Governor
U.S. Congressmen
State Senators
State Representatives
[2 folders]
Statewide offices
Railroad Commissioner
State Board of Education
Supreme Court Justices
Court of Criminal Appeals
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges
Criminal District Judges, Juvenile Court Judges
Domestic Relations Judges
District Attorneys
County by county official returns, statewide and district offices
Official returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Letter of receipt for returns for Governor and Lt. Governor
Official returns, printed copy, November 1974:
Governor and Lt. Governor
Statewide offices
Court of Criminal Appeals
Supreme Court Justices
State Board of Education
State Representatives
Court of Civil Appeals
State Senators
U.S. Congressmen
District Judges
District Attorneys
Official canvasses of returns (signed)
Canvasses of returns (copies), November 1974:
U.S. Representatives
Statewide offices
State Senators
State Representatives
State Board of Education
Court of Civil Appeals
District Judges
District Attorneys
Criminal District Attorneys
Miscellaneous incomplete 1974 election results by county for State Rep., Judges, and U.S. Rep.
County returns, November 1974:
Governor and Lt. Governor
State Representatives
Box
1989/092-60 County returns, November 1974:
State Senators
U.S. Representatives
District Judges
Statewide offices
Court of Civil Appeals
State Board of Education
District Attorneys
Precinct returns for Williamson County
[Some precinct returns for this election can be found in the primary precinct returns]
Box
1989/092-61 Dallas County returns
Harris County returns
Tarrant County returns
Box
1989/092-62 Declination of Nomination
Nominations for unexpired terms
Certified list of candidates for state and district offices
First Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Second Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Third Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Fourth Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Fifth Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Sixth Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Seventh Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Eighth Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Ninth Supplemental Certification of Candidates
Governor's Proclamation
List of Representatives and Candidates for House
Certification of U.S. Congressmen
Results of General Election, State Representatives and Texas Senate
Name changes for ballot
Certified list of candidates, Democratic
Certified list of 1974 Primary Nominees, Republican
Independent candidates
Recount in Brewster County, Billy McKinney
Recount, Rains County, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
Recount affidavit, James “Red” Reynolds
Recount affidavit, Robert S. Briscoe
Sample ballot
Certification of Senate members
Edwards Underground District Election, 1974
Harris County Democratic nominees
Cost of Polling Places in 1974 primary elections
Sample ballot for primary and general elections
Certification of candidates of Socialist Workers Party
Certification of candidates of Socialist Workers Party, First Duplicate
Correspondence re: American Party and Socialist Workers Party petitions
Socialist Workers Party, Second Statistical Survey (re: petitions)
Socialist Workers Party, Second Statistical Survey, Second Duplicate (re: petitions)
Other 1974 files:
City elections
Local option elections
Susan Ellis - Committee for Democratic Election Laws
The New Party
Socialist Party Rules, 1974
Raza Unida Party, 1974
Democratic Party rules, 1974
Republican Party rules, 1974
Precinct Convention rules, 1974
Governor's Conference Council of State Governments, 1974
Box
1989/092-63 Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Directive
Election Code research
Meeting of County Clerks and Chairmen, January 3, 1974
Handbook - Election Judges and Clerks
Constitutional Convention, Submission Resolution, 1974
Election materials, 1975
Box
1989/092-63 Special Elections, January 1975:
State Senator, District 6, January 11, 1975
State Representative, District 96, January 21, 1975
Constitutional Amendment Election, April 22, 1975:
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Summary of Proposed Amendment (HJR 6)
Summary of Proposed Amendment (SJR 3)
Governor's Proclamation for election
Drawing for place on the ballot
Press release for election
Official returns from counties
County by county returns
Official canvass of returns
Sample ballot
Constitutional Amendment Election, November 4, 1975:
Official returns from counties
[3 folders]
Official canvass of returns
Official tabulation of results, by counties
County by county computer printout of results
Election Inspector's reports
Complaints on Election Day
Complaints on Election Day (summation)
Problems on Election Day from voters
Problems encountered by county clerks on Election Day
Notifying counties for election observer nominations
Election observer nominations
Materials given to election observers
English and Spanish copies distributed tabloid
Box
1989/092-64 Submission of ballot forms
[3 folders]
Ballot format
Location of polling places
Voting precincts
Other 1975 files:
City elections, 1975
Local option elections, 1975
Miscellaneous files, 1913, 1940s-1960s
Box
1989/064-6 Special elections (reference file), 1940s
Information on election laws, 1940s
Attorney General Opinions on elections, 1940s-1960s
[2 folders]
Election contests, 1940s-1950s
Attorney General Opinion on publication of Constitutional Amendments (photostats), 1913
Miscellaneous election materials, 1955-1976, undated
Box
1989/092-31 Use of official seal, 1955
State Democratic Convention strength for the years 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962
Memoranda to military personnel, 1966-1969
Political activity of government employees, 1966-1972
State Bar of Texas, list of new judges furnished to the Bar, 1968-1969
Printing companies, 1968-1972
Bond Attorneys, 1969
List of city secretaries, clerks, 1969-1970
Federal enclaves--voting rights of residents, 1969
Voter qualifications for bond election, 1970
Memo on independent candidates, about 1971
Memo on disabled voters, about 1971
Memo on write-in voting, about 1971
Eighteen year old vote, 1971
Equal rights amendment, 1972
Materials and memos on mental competency, 1972
Counting procedures for straight ticket ballots not marked in conformity with directions, 1972
News articles on reform, 1972
Patterson, J.M., taped conversation with, re: voting systems, 1970s
Miller, (?), taped conversation with, re: election code, 1970s
Mexican American leaders, probably 1970s
Secretary of State Divisions duties for elections, 1976
Counties and county seats, probably 1970s
Legislation, 1971-1973:
Primary Revision, Senate Bill 610, House Bill 1488, 1971
Senate Bill 610 by McKool, 1971
Senate Bill 610 and House Bill 488, 1971
House Bill 559 by Stroud, 1971
Voter registration, Senate Bill 51, House Bill 450, 1971
House Bill 5, primary financing, 1971
Miscellaneous Senate bills, 1971
Miscellaneous House bills, 1971
Senate Redistricting Bill, October 15, 1971
House Redistricting Bill, October 22, 1971
Representative District maps, 1971
Texas Senate District maps, 1971
House Bill 203 - Ethics Bill, 1971
Attorney General Opinion on Ethics Bill, House Bill 203, 1972
Presidential Preference Primary, Senate Bill 190 by Bernal, 1972
Proposed ethics legislation, 1973
Congressional District maps, 1973
Expulsion of members of the Legislature, undated
House Rules, 1971
Box
1989/092-32 1968-1970 Primary Elections:
Primary expense statements (by county)
[3 folders]
[Click here on Part II (mainly 1976-1984) for the last part of the container listing.]

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