May 2, 2020 General Election

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Important Information For Candidates

The Town of Bartonville appreciates your consideration and interest to run for an elected official position. This year one citizen will be elected to serve as mayor and two citizens will be elected to serve at large, each to serve a two-year term.  Please note that the places are not geographically based.  The terms of office will be from May 2020 to May 2022.  These positions are currently filled by:

Mayor – Bill Scherer              Place 2 – Jaclyn Carrington                Place 4 – Bridget Melson

Qualifications for Office: All candidates for office must be citizens of the United States, have lived in the state for a minimum of one year prior to the filing deadline, be a resident of the Town of Bartonville for six months prior to the filing deadline; must be a registered voter of the territory elected from as of the filing deadline, and be a minimum of 18 years of age. 

General Election 

The first day to file for a place on the ballot is January 15, 2020.  The Town Secretary’s Office will begin accepting applications at 1941 E. Jeter Road, Bartonville, Texas for the above-mentioned places Wednesday, January 15, 2020 through Friday, February 14, 2020.  The Town Secretary's Office will receive applications at this location during the business week between the following hours:  Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on February 14, 2020.  Applicants will need to contact Town Secretary Tammy Dixon at 817-693-5280 to arrange.)

Publications (prepared by Texas Municipal League)
Roles & Responsibilities of Officers - See Chapter Two for General Law Cities 
A Guide to Becoming a City Official
How Cities Work
Key Legal Requirements for Texas City Officials

Forms

Texas Election Law is very specific in many areas and the linked material below contains information and forms for the General Election. Our office will be happy to help you in any way we can during your candidacy. We would caution you, however, that the responsibility for compliance with the Election Laws and the Finance Filing Guide for Local Candidates and Officeholders belongs solely to the candidate. The Texas Ethics Commission is responsible for interpreting Campaign Finance Law (Title 15). You may direct questions about campaign finance law to the Ethics Commission at 512.463.5800 or 800.325.8506. Information may also be accessed at the Ethics Commission website at ethics.state.tx.us.

The information includes the following:

Once you have filed your application with the Town Secretary, you will utilize the following forms during the campaign.

  • Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report
    • Form C/OH[PDF]
    • Instruction Guide[PDF]
      These forms are to be filed with the Town Secretary on dates specified on the form. There is a modified reporting statement for those candidates not planning to spend more than $500.00. Candidates are encouraged to pay close attention to their expense forms. Per Texas Law, these forms are considered public record.

  • C/OH Report: Designation of Final Report (Included at the end of Form C/OH)
    This form is to be filed at the end of the election or when you are no longer receiving or spending political contributions

  • Additional Forms for a variety of reasons can be found at Forms: Instructions for Ethics Commission

  • Title 15 of the Texas Election Code by the Texas Ethics Commission.
    This information pertains to the filing requirements of campaign expenditure reports. Title 15 also contains regulations on political advertising

IMPORTANT DATES FOR GENERAL ELECTION MAY 2, 2020
Jan 15, 2020 First day to file for place on ballot  
Feb 14, 2020 Last day to file for place on ballot (this also applies to a write-in candidate)
Feb 17, 2020
Town Hall Closed in observance of President's Day
Feb 21, 2020 Last day for a candidate to withdraw (must be received by 5 p.m.)
Feb 24, 2020 Drawing for a place on ballot (9:00 a.m., Town Hall)
April 2, 2020 Last day to register to vote in order to vote in the May 2, 2020 Election
April 2, 2020 Due date for first report of campaign contributions and expenditures (Must be received by 5:00 p.m.)
April 17, 2020 Last day to received application from voter in person for a ballot to be voted by mail (Must be received by 5:00 p.m.)
April 20, 2020 Early voting by personal appearance - Poll Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2020
Last day to receive by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail (Must be received by 5:00 p.m.)
April 24, 2020 Due date for second report of campaign contributions and expenditures
Apr 27-28, 2020 Extended hours for early voting by personal appearance - Poll Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
May 2, 2020 ELECTION DAY
May 12, 2020 Canvass election results - Called Special Town Council meeting