On March 18, 2020, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott issued a Proclamation suspending Sections 41.0052(a) of the Texas Election Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the Saturday, May 2, 2020 election date to postpone their election to the next uniform election date occurring on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Following the Proclamation, Texas Secretary of State issued Election Advisory No. 2020-12, providing the effects of the postponement and the required action needed from the governing body to move the election.
On Thursday, March 26, 2020, City Council approved Ordinance No. 20-04 moving the election scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 to the next uniform election occurring on Tuesday, November 2, 2020. The key effects of the postponement are:
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS (TYPE A CITY - LOCAL GOVT CODE § 22.032):
* Mayor: 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day; age requirement of 18; Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline; Must meet eligibility requirements as prescribed by Election Code § 141.001 (a).
* Council Member: 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city prior to filing deadline; age requirement of 18; Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline; Must meet eligibility requirements as prescribed by Election Code § 141.001 (a).
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE:
* Sample Ballot
* Vote Centers
The offices open for election are Council Member Place 1, Council Member Place 2 and Council Member Place 4. Applications have been filed by the following and are listed in the order received.
Council Member Place 1 Council Member Place 2 Council Member Place 4
Alan Holmes Alex Blue Cynthia Massey
Craig Sanders Linda Salazar Brandi Morgan
IMPORTANT ELECTION RESOURCES: