Election Information

For candidate application and documentation please scroll to the bottom of the page

ELECTIONS AND VOTING
The City’s General Election is held the first Saturday in May of each year.
All City Council places are 2 year terms being elected “at large” as each represent the entire community. The Mayoral race is held on odd numbered years, along with Council Places 2 and 4; Places 1, 3 and 5 are held on even numbered years.

Voters must register through the Jack County Voter Registrar prior to an election to be able to vote in any election.
Jack County Elections Administrator
Lynn Casteel
100 N. Main, Ste. 311, Jacksboro 76458
(940) 567-2910 Phone
(940) 567-2930 FAX

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MAY 1, 2021 ELECTION INFORMATION
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CANDIDACY DATES FOR FILING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION MAY 2, 2020
First day to file for a place on the ballot:               January 15, 2020
Last day to file for a place ballot:                                 February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Last day to file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy:     February 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m


APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON BALLOT FOR THE CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON MAY 2, 2020 MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE BY THE STATED FILING DEADLINES
 
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PLACES ON BALLOT CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION MAY 2, 2020

PLACE 1

PLACE 3

PLACE 5


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LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES
(DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES)
Jack County Courthouse
Assembly Room Suite 104
100 N. Main Street
Jacksboro, TX  76458

Early Voting Location
(Lugar de votación anticipada)
Jack County Courthouse
Assembly Room Suite 104
100 N. Main Street
Jacksboro, TX  76458

* Additional county-wide polling places may be added by County Elections Administrator as additional May elections are called by other entities within Jack County.  These polling places will be added as they are determined.

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ELECTIONS CONTACTS

Early Voting Clerk
(Empleado de votación temprana)
Jack County Elections Administrator
Lynn Casteel
100 N. Main, Ste. 311, Jacksboro 76458
(940) 567-2910 Phone
(940) 567-2930 Fax

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CITY OF JACKSBORO
City Secretary

Brenda Tarpley
112 W. Belknap Street, Jacksboro  76458
(940) 567-6321 Phone
(940) 567-2590 Fax

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NOTICE OF VOTING ORDER PRIORITY

Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.
  • A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order priority.
  • Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
  • Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.

AVISO de PRIORIDAD de ORDEN de VOTACIÓN

De conformidad con la Sección 63.0013, Código Electoral:
Un oficial de elecciones puede dar prioridad de orden de votación a individuos con un problema de movilidad que dificulta sustancialmente la capacidad de la persona para moverse.
  • Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.
  • Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonary, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de ayuda.
  • Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones determinará si el votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, serán adelantado al frente de la línea.

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ORDINANCE O-01-2020 
DECLARING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES
AND CANCELING
MAY 2, 2020
CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION 
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HELPFUL LINKS:
Vote Texas page of TSOS website: http://www.votetexas.gov/ 
TSOS Elections Division website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml 
Jack County Voter Registrar information: http://www.jackcounty.org/tac/ 


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MAY 2, 2020 CANDIDATE APPLICATION, INFORMATION AND FORMS     


Thank you for your interest in serving your community as part of the municipal government.

Please keep in mind the important dates listed in the "CALENDARS" section as forms will not be received before nor after the dates specified.

Should you have any questions related to filing your application for a place on the May 2, 2020 General Election Ballot, please do not hesitate to contact City Secretary Brenda Tarpley at 940-567-6321 or via email at btarpley@cityofjacksboro.com.

For questions concerning reporting procedures, contributions, or expenditures, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at Main Number: 512-463-5800 or TDD: 1-800-735-2989 or go online at www.ethics.state.tx.us.

You may direct questions about election laws to the Secretary of State-Election Division at 1.800.252.VOTE (8683) or 512.463.5650, or go online at www.sos.state.tx.us

Your interest in serving your community is appreciated. 

The following is information compiled to assist with your application for a place on the City of Jacksboro General Election Ballot as well as campaigning.

Additional information can be found at the Texas Ethics Commission website and the Texas Secretary of State website through the links provided above.

Hard copies of any of this information is available at the City Secretary's office at Jacksboro City Hall 112 W Belknap Street, Jacksboro, TX  76458.



FORMS

 

* APPLICATION FOR A PLACE ON THE CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT (Form 2-21)
*Read the form completion instructions very carefully in order to avoid any discrepancies that could render your application invalid.
*Note the filing deadline of February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the application must be in the City Secretary's office no later than this date and time.

APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY CANDIDATE (Form CTA)  
*This form should be filed in the City Secretary's office at the same time as the APPLICATION FOR PLACE ON BALLOT.

APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY A CANDIDATE - FORM CTA INSTRUCTION GUIDE  

AMENDMENT: APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY CANDIDATE (Form ACTA)

AMENDMENT: APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY CANDIDATE - FORM ACTA INSTRUCTION GUIDE  

CODE OF FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES (Form CFCP)  

CANDIDATE/OFFICEHOLDER CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT (Form CO/H) 

CANDIDATE/OFFICEHOLDER CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT (Form CO/H INSTRUCTION GUIDE)  

CANDIDATE/OFFICEHOLDER REPORT OF UNEXPENDED CONTRIBUTIONS (Form COH-UC)  

CANDIDATE/OFFICEHOLDER REPORT OF UNEXPENDED CONTRIBUTIONS (Form COH-UC INSTRUCTION GUIDE)

TRANSFER OF APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER (Form CTA-T)




* DECLARATION OF WRITE-IN CANDIDACY



Additional important information regarding candidacy and political funds




CALENDARS

 

 * TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE IMPORTANT 2020 ELECTION DATES

 *  TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION 2020 FILING SCHEDULE FOR REPORTS DUE IN CONNECTION WITH ELECTIONS HELD ON UNIFORM ELECTION DATES  


ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION


LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE; TITLE 2. ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT; SUBTITLE B. MUNICIPAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT: CHAPTER 22. ALDERMANIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY

 * FIRST STEPS FOR CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR A CITY OFFICE  

* TITLE 15, ELECTION CODE: REGULATING POLITICAL FUNDS AND CAMPAIGNS  

POLITICAL FUNDRAISERS CHAPTER 258, ELECTION CODE: FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES  

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RULES FOR POSTING CAMPAIGN SIGNS

CAMPAIGN FINANCE GUIDE FOR CANDIDATES AND OFFICEHOLDERS WHO FILE WITH LOCAL FILING AUTHORITIES

A SHORT GUIDE TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST USING POLITICAL SUBDIVISION RESOURCES FOR POLITICAL ADVERTISING IN CONNECTION WITH AN ELECTION  

CANDIDACY FILING - LOCAL POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

*  TERMS, QUALIFICATIONS & VACANCIES

 * VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FAQS


 
May 2020 Order of Election