Coming Soon: Changes to Local Schedule EL

A new edition of Local Schedule EL – Records of Elections and Voter Registration – will take effect on September 3, 2014. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the August 22, 2014 issue of the Texas Register. The new schedule supersedes the current second edition. Local Schedule EL, 3rd edition, incorporates changes to…

Proposed Changes to Local Schedule EL

Public comments are now being accepted for proposed changes to Local Schedule EL.  The proposed changes were published in the June 20th issue of the Texas Register.  To view the proposed changes click here.  Most of the proposed changes are based on legislative changes to the retention of precinct election records passed by the 82nd…

Change in Law Affecting Retention of Election Records

HB 2817, passed by the 81st Legislature this year, made several changes to the Election Code.  One change important to records managers in Texas is a change to §66.058(a), which lowers the required retention period of precinct election records for elections not involving a federal office to six months after election day.  This new retention…

Local Schedules GR, EL, HR, PW, TX, UT Released

The following local government records retention schedules went into effect on April 3, 2011. To download the new schedules as PDF documents, click on the links below. To download the schedules as Microsoft Word documents, see Local Retention Schedules. Local Schedule EL, 2nd edition (Records of Elections and Voter Registration) Local Schedule GR, 4th edition…

Local Schedules GR, EL, HR, PW, TX, UT to go into effect April 3rd

We are excited to announce that the following local government records retention schedules will go into effect on April 3, 2011: Local Schedule EL, 2nd edition (Records of Elections and Voter Registration) Local Schedule GR, 4th edition (Records Common to All Local Governments) Local Schedule HR, 2nd edition (Records of Local Public Health Agencies) Local…

Local Schedules approved at February Commission Meeting

At the February 15th meeting of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, six more local retention schedules were approved by the Commission. Local Schedules EL, GR, HR, PW, TX, and UT were given final approval by the Commission and will be posted soon to the Texas Register for a 20-day viewing period. At the…

Local Schedules to be posted in the Texas Register

We are pleased to announce that the remaining 10 local government retention schedules will be published in the Texas Register on Friday, November 19, 2010. This issue will include revisions to: Local Schedule CC: Records of County Clerks Local Schedule DC: Records of District Clerks Local Schedule EL: Records of Elections and Voter Registration Local…