Elections

Date of next election and location for Officers

May 1, 2021

800 West Main St.

Clarksville TX 75426

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/2021-important-election-dates.shtml

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

FIRST DAY TO FILE FOR CANDIDACY: JANUARY 12, 2021  ***Application Packets will be available at City Hall 800 West Main St. Clarksville ,TX 75426***

DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT: FEBRUARY 12, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

DEADLINE FOR WRITE IN CANDIDACY: FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Council Ward 1

Council Ward 2

Council Ward 3

Council Ward 4

Saturday May 1, 2021 – Uniform Election Day (Limited)
Authority Conducting Elections Local Political Subdivisions

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions holding elections on this date.).

Deadline to post NEW HB 305 notice.1 September 1, 2019*

*NEW LAW: Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019 (HB 305 affects political subdivisions with taxing authority) 1

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Monday, December 16, 2021 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Wednesday, January 1, 2021*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2021 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Wednesday, January 12, 2021
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 12, 2021
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2 Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms3

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Tuesday, February 19, 2021
Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 1, 2021
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 19, 2021
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Monday, April 20, 2021 (deadline falls on San Jacinto Day, moves to preceding business day)
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 1, 2021 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 3, 2021 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

1 Under new law, most local entities now have a “first day” to file.

Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections. Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note: Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 1, 2021.

2 Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”). Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) special elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election.

3 If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 1, 2021 election, this is Friday, March 5, 2021. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4 Please note that pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929 (2017), different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot By Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code. Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.