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Commission Rules

Chapter 26.

POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE ADVERTISING

§26.1. Disclosure Statement

§26.2 Newsletter of Public Officer of a Political Subdivision

§26.3. Legislative Advertising

§26.5. Code of Fair Campaign Practices

§26.7. Use of the Term "Reelect" in Political Advertising


§26.1. Disclosure Statement (amendments effective January 1, 2017)

(a)A disclosure statement that is required by §255.001, Election Code, must contain the words "political advertising" or any recognizable abbreviation, and must:

(b) A disclosure statement is not required on political advertising printed on letterhead stationery if the letterhead contains the full name of one of the following:

(c) A disclosure statement is not required on campaign buttons, pins, or hats, or on objects whose size makes printing the disclosure impractical.

§26.2 Newsletter of Public Officer of a Political Subdivision

For purposes of §255.003 of the Election Code, a newsletter of a public officer of a political subdivision is not political advertising if:

§26.3. Legislative Advertising

Political advertising as defined by the Election Code, Section 251.001(16) (concerning Definitions), does not constitute legislative advertising under the Government Code, Section 305.027 (concerning Required Disclosure on Legislative Advertising).

§26.5. Code of Fair Campaign Practices

A candidate or political committee that has filed a copy of the Code of Fair Campaign Practices as provided by the Election Code, Chapter 258, may indicate that fact on political advertising by including the following or a substantially similar statement: (Name of the candidate or political committee, as appropriate) subscribes to the Code of Fair Campaign Practices.

§26.7. Use of the Term "Reelect" in Political Advertising

A person or candidate may, in the event of redistricting, use the term "reelect" in a campaign for elective office only if the candidate is the elected incumbent of an office that represented any part of the new or renumbered district prior to the redistricting.