No matter how passionate you are about an election, it is essential to remember that the Texas Election Code has certain regulations in place when it comes to political advertising. According to the code, it is prohibited to use resources from political subdivisions to create or distribute political advertising related to an election. Additionally, an official or employee of a political subdivision is not allowed to use or authorize the utilization of an internal mailing system for the distribution of political advertising. Moreover, the Texas Election Code states that it is illegal to knowingly employ, provoke or permit the use of any political advertisement that does not include the disclosure required by subsection (a).
A person is presumed to know that the use of political advertising is forbidden by this subsection if they are notified in writing by the commission. If a person discovers that political advertising signs do not include the disclosure required by subsection (a) or include a disclosure that does not comply with subsection (a), they must make a sincere effort to remove or correct those signs in order to avoid committing a continuing violation of this subsection. On the other hand, if a person learns that printed political advertising other than a political advertising sign does not include the disclosure required by subsection (a) or includes a disclosure that does not comply with subsection (a), they are not obligated to attempt to recover political advertising and will not commit a continuing violation of this subsection with respect to any previously distributed political advertising. Furthermore, it is illegal for a person to knowingly demand or receive or pay or knowingly offer to pay for political advertising more consideration than is allowed by this section.
Violating this section is considered a class C misdemeanor. Additionally, subsection (a) does not apply to a communication that objectively describes the purposes of a measure if the communication does not advocate the approval or annulment of the measure. Moreover, violating subsections (a) or (b) is considered a class A misdemeanor. Subsections (d) and (e) do not apply to a port authority or shipping district.
Additionally, Section 253 176 applies to the imposition and provision of a civil penalty under this section. In addition, there are certain requirements for the minimum size of disclosure required by this section in political advertising that appears on television or in writing; and the minimum length of disclosure required by this section in political advertising that appears on television or radio. For example, Meaux paid to place an ad in favor of President Donald Trump and they posted it on a digital bulletin board next to I-45 and FM 1488 in Conroe. He said he started running, but was then quickly knocked down. It is essential for all citizens participating in elections in Conroe Texas to be aware of these restrictions on political advertising.
Knowing these restrictions can help ensure that all citizens are able to take part in elections without any legal repercussions.