General Election Information 2020
REGULAR ELECTION INFORMATION FOR
CITY OF NACOGDOCHES ELECTIONS
Regular Election - Saturday, May 2, 2020
On Saturday, May 2, 2020 citizens of Nacogdoches will elect two (2) members to Nacogdoches City Council. Those positions are Southeast Ward Council Member and Southwest Ward Council Member and At Large Mayor. Candidates must live within the single member district they wish to represent.
To run for City Council you must: 1) be at least 18 years old; 2) be a resident of the city for six (6) months preceding date of the election for single ward positions; 3) have the qualifications of a registered voter of the city; 4) not hold any other public office for which you receive compensation; 5) not be indebted to the City; 6) not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court; 7) not have been finally convicted of a felony from which you have not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
APPLICATION FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT
City Secretary will accept applications for a place on the ballot January 15, 2020 through February 14, 2020. Application packets will be available on January 6, 2020 in the City Secretary’s office during normal business hours and on the city’s website at www.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us.
CAMPAIGN TREASURER APPOINTMENT
You must file the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer prior to accepting or receiving any campaign funds. Texas Election Code defines candidate as “a person who knowingly and willingly takes affirmative action for the purpose of gaining nomination or election to public office or for the purpose of satisfying financial obligations incurred by the person in connection with the campaign for nomination or election.” A person becomes a candidate when a public announcement or statement is made of intent to run for office, soliciting support by letter or other mode of communication, accepting campaign contributions or making campaign expenditures, or an application is filed for a place on the ballot.
Texas Ethics Commission enforces the Campaign Finance requirements for candidates and officeholders. Texas Ethics Commission is the authority for any campaign finance requirements and can be contacted at the following:
Physical Address: Mailing Address:
201 East 14th St., 10th Floor P. O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78701 Austin, TX 78711-2070
512-463-5800 • FAX: 512-463-5777
Disclosure Filing FAX: 512-463-8808
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
To be eligible to vote in the May 2, 2020 election you must have a current voter registration application on file at the Nacogdoches County Elections office. Nacogdoches County Elections Office administers voter registration. For more information contact:
Todd Stallings, Elections Administrator
Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex
203 West Main, Suite 113
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
Phone: (936) 560-7825
Fax: (936) 560-7838
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EARLY VOTING OPTIONS
Early Voting by Personal Appearance: If you are eligible to vote on Election Day, you are eligible to vote during the early voting period. Early voting is open to all registered voters, no excuse necessary.
Early voting for City of Nacogdoches elections are held at Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex, Elections Office at 203 West Main, Suite 113, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961. Early voting by personal appearance is April 20-24, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and April 27 and April 28, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Early Voting by Mail: All currently registered voters are eligible to request and receive a ballot by mail if any of the following conditions prevent them from voting in person during the early voting period or on Election Day:
- Expected absence from the County during both the early voting period and on Election Day. (The ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county).
- 65 years of age or older
- Confinement in jail and not finally convicted of a felony
The request must state the address at which you are registered to vote, one of the above conditions for requesting a ballot, the address to which you want the ballot mailed and your signature. If ballot is not to be mailed outside the County and not to the address at which you are registered, you must give explanation as to the address, such as a nursing home, hospital, etc.
Applications for ballot by mail may not be submitted more than 60 days before Election Day and must be received by the County Elections Office no later than the close of business on April 20, 2020. Requests for a ballot by mail must be received BY MAIL after early voting has started.
Call Nacogdoches County Elections Office at 936-560-7825 to request an application be mailed to you.
Special conditions are available for persons who become hospitalized or suffer a death in the family after the close of regular application deadlines. Specific guidelines must be met to be eligible. For information, please contact the Nacogdoches County Elections Office at 936-560-7825.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
General City Election is May 2, 2020 at Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex, Elections Office at 203 West Main Street, Suite 113. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO VOTE?
Voters must present some form of photo identification in order to vote. To provide more efficient processing, please bring one of the following acceptable forms of photo ID:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
After polls are closed and ballots have been counted UNOFFICIAL election results will be available on the City’s website. Election results will not become official until the election is canvassed by City Council.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE STATE
TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE
Elections Division Phone: 1-800-252-8683
TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION