City elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and held annually on the first Saturday in May. The City of Tioga contracts election services through Grayson County Election Administration. The City of Tioga will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 2, 2020. In this election, members will be elected to fill the office of City Council Places 1, 3, and 5 for a term of two years.
NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON BALLOT
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the City of Tioga Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time (Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para unlugar en la boleta de la Eleccion Regular de City of Tioga se pueden presenter derante el siguiente horiario):
Filing Dates and Times (Fechas y Horario para Entregar Solicitudes):
Start Date (Fecha Inicio): January 15, 2020 End Date (Fecha Limite): February 14, 2020
Office Hours (Horiario de la Oficina): 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot (Direccion a fisica para presenter las solicitudes en persona para un lugar en la boleta): 600 Main Street, Tioga, Texas.
Address to mail applications for place on the ballot -if filing by mail (Direccion a donde enviar las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta – en caso de presenter por corrco): P.O. Box 206, Tioga, Texas 76271
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Aviso de Elección General
TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF TIOGA, TEXAS:
A los votantes registrados de Tioga, Texas:
Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on May 2, 2020 for voting in a general election to elect three council members to serve two year terms.
Se da aviso por escrito que el lugar de votación enumerado a continuación estará abierto de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. el 2 de mayo de 2020 para votar en una elección general elegir tres miembros del consejo para servir términos de dos años.
LOCATION OF POLLING PLACES
Direccion de las caslillas electorales
Tioga Fire Department
601 Main Street
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at Tioga Fire Department Meeting Room, 601 Main Street, Tioga, Texas between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning on April 20, 2020 and ending on April 24, 2020.
La votación temprana por aparición personal se llevará a cabo todos los días de la semana en la Sala de Reuniones del Departamento de Bomberos de Tioga, 601 Main Street, Tioga, Texas, entre las 8:00 am y 5:00 pm comenzando el 20 de abril de 2020 y finalizando el 24 de abril de 2020.
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at Tioga Fire Department Meeting Room, 601 Main Street, Tioga, Texas between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. beginning on April 27, 2020 and ending April 28, 2020.
La votación temprana por aparición personal se llevará a cabo todos los días de la semana en la sala de reuniones del Departamento de Bomberos de Tioga, 601 Main Street, Tioga, Texas, entre las 7:00 am y las 7:00 pm comenzando el 27 de abril de 2020 y terminando el 28 de abril de 2020.
Applications for ballot by mail shall be submitted by mail to:
Las solicitudes para la votación por correo se enviarán por correo a:
Grayson County Early Voting Clerk
115 W. Houston St.
Sherman, Texas 75090
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
O por correo electrónico a: email@example.com
Or by fax to: 903-891-4370
O por fax al: 903-891-4370
If submitted by email or fax, original application must be received by mail within 4 business days.
Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2020.
Las solicitudes de boletas por correo deben ser recibidas a más tardar al cierre de los negocios el 20 de abril de 2020.
Issued this the 13th day of January, 2020.
Craig Jezek, Mayor
In the city’s general election, the filing period begins on the 108th day before election day and ends at 5:00 pm on the 78th day before election day. Applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the City Secretary during the filing period for the election. The forms may be found on the Secretary of State website with additional forms on the Texas Ethics Commission website. Voter registration information and polling locations and times can be found on the Grayson County website.
A Campaign Treasurer must be designated and Form CTA filed with the City Secretary before any contribution is accepted or any expenditure is made. The Texas Ethics Commission generates the CTA form and instructions and the City Secretary’s Office maintains a supply of these forms.
Contributions and Expenditures
Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures. Financial reports must be completed by the candidate or the candidate’s Campaign Treasurer (signed only by the candidate), and filed with the City Secretary. Campaign reports are public information; and the media, opponents and the general public may review the reports.
Campaign Filing Schedule (under normal Election cycle)
Due 30th day before Election
Due 8th day before Election
Final Report – May be filed at any time after the Election
If a final report is not filed, Semi-Annual Reports will be due each year on January 15 and July 15
Qualifications for Office
In accordance with standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must:
1. be a United States citizen;
2. be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
3. have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
(A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
(B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
4. have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
5. have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the deadline for the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot.
6. Be a registered voter in the territory from which the office is elected as of the date of the filing deadline for a candidate’s place on the ballot.
If you have any questions please contact the City Secretary at 940-437-2351.