A General Election will be conducted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the purpose of electing one (1) Council Member for Place 1, currently held by Josh McCabe, one (1) Council Member for Place 2, currently held by Kenny Crenshaw, and one (1) Council Member for Place 3, currently held by Elaine Priest, to the City Council for a two-year term each.
The first day to file for a Place on the Ballot is 8:00am Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and the last day to file is 5:00pm Friday, February 15, 2019.
An appointment is not required to file, but appreciated. Please contact Shannon Montgomery, City Secretary, at 817-636-2462 with additional questions or to schedule an appointment.
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Candidacy for Public Office
Subchapter A, “Eligibility or Public Office,” of Chapter 141, “Candidacy for Public Office Generally,” of Title 9, “Candidates” of the Election Code states the following:
SUBCHAPTER A. ELIGIBILITY FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
Sec. 141.001. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.
(a)To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must: (1) be a United States citizen; (2) be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable; (3) have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be: (A)totally mentally incapacitated; or (B)partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; (4)have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; (5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date: (A)for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot; (B)for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot; (C)for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in; (D)for a party nominee who is nominated by any method other than by primary election, the date the nomination is made; and (E)for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made; and (6)satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office. (b) A statute outside this code supersedes Subsection (a) to the extent of any conflict. (c) Subsection (a) does not apply to an office for which the federal or state constitution or a statute outside this code prescribes exclusive eligibility requirements.
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You must be registered to vote thirty (30) days prior to Election Day.
The City Secretary is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas.
The City Council of the City of Rhome consists of the mayor and five (5) council members who shall be elected for two-year terms. All Places, including the mayor, are elected at-large.
Municipal elections are held annually in May as authorized by State Law:
- May 2020 – Mayor, Place 4, and 5
- May 2021 – Place 1, 2, and 3
- May 2022 – Mayor, Place 4, and 5
Other elections may be called as needed in accordance with the Texas Election Code.
It's your right, please vote!