May 2, 2020 General Election - pOSTPONED
On or about March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, certified that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster and, under the authority vested in the Governor by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, declared a state of disaster in every county in Texas.
On or about March 18, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a Proclamation suspending certain sections of the Texas Election Code, among others, to allow political subdivisions of the State that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to postpone General and Special Elections to the next uniform election date, which will occur on November 2, 2020.
On March 23, 2020, the City of Crandall City Council held a Special Called Meeting and voted to approve Resolution #032320 postponing the General Election and Resolution #032320A postponing the Special Election until November 2, 2020.
An election will be held on May 2, 2020 to elect Three Council members. The City contracts with Kaufman County Elections and voters will be able to cast their ballot at any vote center location within the County. The Crandall/Combine Community Center located at 500 W. Lewis is generally an Early Voting and Election Day voting center location.
The candidate filing period for a place on the ballot will be January 15, 2020 to February 14, 2020 with a declaration of write in candidacy through February 18, 2020.
Early Voting will be conducted between April 20, 2020 and April 28, 2020 at the designated vote center locations.
It is the responsibility and honor of the City Secretary’s Office to conduct and oversee the City Council election process for the City of Crandall. Elections are conducted annually on the Uniform Election Day in May (the first Saturday in May.)
However, Texas Election laws regarding campaign finances and legal matters limit the role of the City Secretary’s Office to accepting and filing the various candidate applications, affidavits and statements and noting the date of filing.
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
- 2020 General Election Candidate Packet
- Drawing Order for a Place on the Ballot
- Early Voting Locations and Time Periods
- Notice of Drawing For Place on Ballot
- Notice of Filing for a Place on the Ballot
- Notice of General Election May 2, 2020
- NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION PUBLICATION 2020
- Notice of Voting Priority
- Resolution 020320R Calling General Election
- Resolution 032320 Postponding the May 2, 2020 General Election