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*IMPORTANT: March 19, 2020 – Governor Abbott has issued additional information concerning the May 2nd general election. The Governor’s proclamation offers political subdivisions the opportunity to move their May 2 election to the next uniform election date, which is November 3, 2020.
At the March 23, 2020 Special Meeting, City Council approved the postponement of the May 2nd election. The next General Election will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at City Hall Council Chambers, located at 302 E. Main Street Ore City, TX 75683.
By postponing the election date, the City is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already taken place. This postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings. Items on the ballot will carry over to the November 3, 2020 election date.
The Secretary of State Election Advisory No. 2020-12 addressed the Councilpersons not seeking re-election, noting that “[u]nder Art. XVI, Sec. 17 of the Texas Constitution, the individuals who currently hold public offices that are scheduled to be on the ballot on the May uniform election date will continue to exercise the duties of those offices until the new officers take their oaths of office, following the November uniform election date.”
Citizens may register to vote until October 5, 2020, to vote in the November election. Please see the Upshur County Elections Website for information on voter registration.
To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s special voter page, VoteTexas.gov. For additional general information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website. Also informative is the League of Women Voters page.
Applications for a place on the ballot:
Angie Edwards Application
Gail Weir Application
Jeannette Orms Cox Application
Pete D. Wright Application
Steve Heim Application
First day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot: Wed. January 15, 2020
Last day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot: Fri. February 14, 2020 – 5:00PM
Last day to file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: Tue. February 18, 2020
Last day to register to vote: Thu. April 2, 2020
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Mon. April 20, 2020
Last day to apply for ballot by mail (Received NOT Postmarked): Mon. April 20, 2020
Last day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Tue. April 28, 2020
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Sat. May 2, 2020 – 7:00PM
Election Day: Sat. May 2, 2020 – 7AM-7PM
Candidate must be 18 years of age or older on the first date of the term to be filled at the election
Candidate must be a citizen of the United States
Candidate must not have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
Candidate must not have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the persons has not
Candidate must have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
Candidate must have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the city or in the district or ward, as applicable, for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, preceding the date of the election).
Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml
To be eligible for the office of mayor of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the 12 months preceding the Election Day.
The May 1, 2021, General Election will be held at City Hall, located at 302 E. Main St. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 13 to February 12, 2021. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2021 (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).