Elections

May 2, 2020 General Election

Ordinance No. 3179 Postponing May 2, 2020 General Election to November 3, 2020

2020 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED:

Council Member Place 1
  • David Hill, Retired
  • Paul Christenson, Interim Leader
Council Member Place 2
  • Patrick Souter, Attorney
  • Doug Barnes, Retired
  • Tiffany Duran, Small Business Owner
Council Member Place 3
  • Melissa Olson, Homemaker
  • Kevin Strength, Homebuilder

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT (AVISO DE FECHA LIMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA)


ORDER OF ELECTION (ORDINANCE NO. 3176)

NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

ELECTION DAY LOCATIONS

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Marvin Elementary (Cafeteria), located at 110 Brown Street.  Early voting will be at Ellis County Elections Office, 204 E. Jefferson Street.  Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15-February 14, 2020. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml (posted in 
accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective  September 1, 2019).

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/local.shtml, and those of the Election Code Section 141.001:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have been a resident of Texas for at least 12 months as of the deadline for filing for the office
  • Have resided in the city for at least 6 months as of the deadline for filing for the office
  • Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Not have been found mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
November 5, 2019 Special Election
Ordinance No. 3131 Calling the Election on Proposed Home Rule Charter Amendment
Notice of Special Election

Quicklinks:
Ellis County Elections
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Texas Ethics Commission
Texas Secretary of State