Llano County Burnet County
Cindy Ware, Elections Administrator Doug Ferguson, Elections Administrator
Phone: 325-247-5425 Phone: 512-715-5288
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Website: www.co.llano.tx.us Website: www.burnetcountytexas.org
Early voting starts on October 13th and ends on October 30th. The last day you can register to vote is October 5th. Election Day is November 3, 2020. Please go to your county's website to find information on voting locations and hours. If you have questions regarding COVID-19 and elections, please call your County's Election Administrator at the phone number listed above.
Are you registered to vote? Visit the Secretary of State's VoteTexas.gov website to make sure you can vote on election day! The last day you can register to vote in the November 3, 2020 election is October 5, 2020. If you aren't sure if you are registered, or what your precinct is, just visit the Secretary of State's website at VoteTexas.gov.
Interested in Running for Office? Visit the Secretary of State’s website for candidates to learn more about the process. Candidate packets for the 2020 election were available at the bottom of this page and at Horseshoe Bay City Hall (1 Community Drive).
City of Horseshoe Bay Elections
General Elections for the City of Horseshoe Bay are held in November each year. Mayor and two Council Member seats are elected in odd years, and three Council Member seats are elected in even years. Texas Election laws limit the role of the City and the City Secretary’s Office to providing public notices related to the Election and accepting and filing the candidate application with the applicable County Elections Administrator. Questions regarding election laws and procedures, including how to run for office, are to be directed to the Secretary of State at 512-463-5650 or you may visit their website at www.sos.state.tx.us. Questions regarding campaign finances, reporting procedures, and contributions or expenditures related to elections are to be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800 or you may visit their website at www.ethics.state.tx.us. The City of Horseshoe Bay follows the Texas Election Code laws for elections, with the specific qualifications for candidates as listed below.
The first day to file for a place on the ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election was July 20, 2020. The last day to file for a place on the ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election was August 17, 2020 at 5:00pm. By law, applications cannot be accepted prior to July 20th or after 5:00pm on August 17th.
The following individuals applied for a place on the November 3, 2020 City Council ballot (listed in order by the application date):
Three Council Member positions (currently held by Jerry Gray, Kent Graham, and Elaine Waddill) were up for election. Because only three applications were received for the three positions, the City was authorized to cancel the November 3, 2020 General Election at their August 25th meeting. The candidates will be sworn into office at the November 17th City Council meeting.
The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 election is October 5, 2020. Early voting begins on October 13, 2020 and ends on October 30, 2020.
If you are interested in running for City Council in the future, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website for: information on how to run for office, deadlines, an application for a place on the ballot and all other required forms, legal requirements, financial reporting regulations, and other election information. You may also find this brochure from the Texas Municipal League called A Guide to Becoming a City Official, a useful resource.
Qualifications for City Council Candidates:
1) Must be a United States citizen;
2) Must be 18 years of age or older on the date of filing;
3) Must have not been determined by a final judgement of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
a) totally mentally incapacitated; or
b) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
4) Must have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
5) Shall have resided continuously in the City of Horseshoe Bay not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding election day;
6) Must be a registered voter of the City of Horseshoe Bay as of the filing deadline;
7) Must satisfy/meet any other requirements prescribed by law and the Texas Election Code.
Candidates may file an application for a place on the ballot for the Mayor or Council Member place, not both. If elected, each Council Member and the Mayor must continually reside within the city limits during their term of office, and any removal of their residence from the city limits during their term of office shall constitute a vacancy in their office, and such vacancy shall be filled as provided by Section 3.05 of the City Charter.
Click HERE for a packet of information for potential candidates, which includes information and forms that may be helpful for those interested in running for office. Please see the additional resources at the bottom of this page.
Click HERE to find important election dates for the years 2020-2022 on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.
2020 Election Related Documents and Notices
- Ordinance 2020-26 Canceling Nov 3 2020 Election 08.25.2020
- 2020 Notice of Deadline to File an Application for a Place on the Ballot
- 2020 Candidate Packet
- Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot
- Application for a Place on the Ballot
- A Guide to Becoming a City Official
- Campaign Finance Guide
- Handbook for Mayors and Council Members
- Key Legal Requirements for Texas City Officials
- Understanding Your Personal Liability as a City Official
- Ordinance 2020-13 Ordering Nov 3 2020 General Election 07.21.2020