ELECTION INFORMATION

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Next Election:  May 2, 2020  November 3, 2020


COVID-19 UPDATE:
Governor Abbott authorized local political subdivisions (cities, schools, etc.) to postpone their May elections to the November election date.  Following the Governor's March 31, 2020 Order extending the requirement to minimize social gatherings and exercise social distancing, the City Council adopted Ordinance 292 postponing the May 2, 2020 Election day to the November Uniform Election Date.  The City of Lone Star's election for three Alderman positions will be held on November 3, 2020.  The City will make every effort to make your ability to exercise your vote as safe as possible.  Certain people qualify to submit their ballot by mail.  If you meet one of the four following criteria, you may request a ballot by mail:
  1. will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted;
  2. are sick or disabled;
  3. are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
  4. are confined in jail.
If you meet one of these criteria, please contact Devon at City Hall at 903-656-2311.  If you have recently submitted an Application for Ballot by Mail, your application is still valid (unless you are applying based on absence from the County during early voting and Election Day).  A ballot will be mailed to you during the ballot by mail voting period for the November 3, 2020 election date.  If you have already submitted your ballot by mail, your ballot will be held in safe-keeping until the November election and counted on November 3.  The new deadline to submit an Application for Ballot by Mail is October 16, 2020.

Application for Ballot By Mail

Election Administration:

 
City Secretary/Early Voting Clerk
Lone Star City Hall
200 W. Industrial Blvd.
P.O. Box 218
Lone Star, TX 75668
903-656-2311
903-656-3355 Fax
citysecretary@lonestartx.net 

Early Voting Polling Place

:  Lone Star City Hall, 200 W. Industrial Blvd., Lone Star, TX 75668 

Early Voting Dates:

  October 13-16, 19-23, 26, 28, 30, 2020 from 8:00 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
                                         October 27 & 29, 2020 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
 
Pursuant to the Governor's Proclamation of July 27, 2020, the Early Voting period was extended and will now begin on October 13.  This Proclamation was issued after the City Council issued the Order of Election on July 16, 2020, so the dates in the Order are inaccurate.  The City will abide by the Proclamation issued by the Governor.                                         

Election Day Polling Place:

  Lone Star Fire Department, 201 W. Industrial Blvd., Lone Star, TX 75668

Election Day:

  November 3, 2020, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Important Information to File for Candidacy:


Given the rescheduling of the May election to November, the candidate filing period will NOT re-open.

First Day to File for Place on Ballot:

  January 15, 2020

Last Day to File for Place on Ballot:

  February 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Application for Place on Ballot (click for Application)

Application for Place on Ballot must be filed no later than 5:00 pm on February 18, 2020 at Lone Star City Hall, 200 W. Industrial Blvd., P.O. Box 218, Lone Star, TX 75668.  Original Application must be submitted in person, by mail or common contract carrier (UPS, FedEx).  The City of Lone Star does not charge a filing fee.

Qualifications for Office:


Type A General Law City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032)
Mayor
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
Age – 18
Must be a registered voter in the City of Lone Star by the filing deadline.
Alderman
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
Age – 18
  Must be a registered voter in the City of Lone Star by the filing deadline.

Both Mayor and Alderman positions have two year terms.  All positions are elected in a pure at-large system, meaning the candidates with the most votes are elected.

Texas Secretary of State Elections Division Website
Contact the Secretary of State Elections Division
For campaign related complaints, contact the Texas Ethics Commission