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    News Article | July 20, 2022

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    "One of our elected officials decided to sell their home in the county and move two counties over. Even though they were planning to retire at the end of the year, anyway, don't they still need to reside in the county they serve while still elected?"

    What are the residency requirements of a public officer after they are elected?

    Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 14 requires that all district and county officers reside within their districts or counties. Failure to comply with this section vacates their office.