RESOLUTION NO. 1539 – ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES TO CALL A GENERAL & SPECIAL  ELECTION TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023, IN SEYMOUR, TEXAS AND APPOINTING ELECTION OFFICIALS. 

Nov 13, 2023

                         RESOLUTION NO. 1539

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES TO CALL A GENERAL & SPECIAL  ELECTION TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023, IN SEYMOUR, TEXAS AND APPOINTING ELECTION OFFICIALS. 

WHEREAS the laws of the State of Texas provide that on Saturday, May 6, 2023, and there shall be election(s) to place candidates for the following offices and place the following issue before the voters for this City:

A GENERAL ELECTION TO ELECT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:

Mayoral Position                            2 Year Term

Council Member – Place 2             2 Year Term

Council Member-Place 4                2 Year Term

A SPECIAL ELECTION TO ELECT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:

Council Member- Place  3                One Year Unexpired term

Council Member – Place 5               One Year Unexpired term

WHEREAS the laws of the State of Texas further provide that the Election Code of the State of Texas is applicable to said election, and in order to comply with said Code, a resolution should be passed establishing the procedures to be followed in said election, and designating the voting place for said election.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, TEXAS:

THAT all independent candidates at the election to be held on the first Saturday in May 2023, for the above-mentioned office shall file their application to become a candidate with the City Secretary of the City of Seymour at City Hall, 301 N. Washington, Seymour, Texas on or before 5:00 p.m. on February 17th, 2023, before the election, and that all said applicants shall be on a form as prescribed by Section 141.031of the Election Code of the State of Texas.

The order in which the names of the candidates are to be printed on the ballot shall be determined by a drawing held by the City Secretary as provided by Section 52.094 of the Election Code.

The City has no precincts, and said election shall be held at the following place:

Baylor County Courthouse-District Courtroom –101 S. Washington, Seymour, Tx

The following-named persons are hereby appointed judges for said election:

Courtney Browning shall service as the Presiding Election Judge and Shawn Browning, shall serve as Alternate Election Judge.

The clerks for the election will be appointed by the Presiding Judge in number not less than two (2).

The polls at the above designated polling place shall on said Election Day be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Karen Christian is hereby appointed Early Voting Deputy Clerk. The early voting for the above designated election shall be at the Baylor County Courthouse, Free Library, 101 S. Washington, Seymour, Texas and said place of early voting shall remain open for at least seven and one-half (7 ½) hours on each day of early voting which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or an official State Holiday. Said place of voting shall remain open between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. on each day for said early voting.   

Ballots by mail shall be sent to City Secretary Conchita Torrez, PO Box 31, Seymour, Texas, 76380. Said election shall be held in accordance with the Election Code of this State, and only resident qualified voters of said City shall be eligible to vote at said election.

The Mayor and City Council shall give notice of this election in accordance with the terms and provisions of Section 4.004, 83.010, 85.004, and 85.007 of the Election Code, and all necessary orders and writs for said election shall be issued by the proper authority.

It is further found and determined that in accordance with the orders of this governing body, the City Secretary posted written notice of the date, place, and subject of this meeting on the bulletin board located at City Hall, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public and said notice having been so posted and remaining posted continuously for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.

Approved and adopted this 16st day of February, 2023.    

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                Mayor Jon Hrncirik  

ATTEST:

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City Secretary, Conchita Torrez, TRMC