Election Information

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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CANDIDACY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
In accordance with the standard eligibility requirements for a city office a candidate must:

* Be a citizen of the United States; 

* Be 18 years of age or older on the first date of the term to be filled at the election; 

* Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be: 

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totally mentally incapacitated; or

*partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

* Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

* Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the city for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, preceding the date of the election).

Additional Requirements in a General Law City


* To be eligible for the office of mayor of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the 12 months preceding the election day.
 

* To be eligible for the office of alderman of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must reside on election day in the ward from which the person may be elected.

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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
 
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PLACES ON BALLOT CITY OF JACKSBORO GENERAL ELECTION MAY 2, 2020

MAYOR

PLACE 2

PLACE 4



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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

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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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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/