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November 5, 2019 Special Bond Election

On Aug. 13, 2019, the City of Denton City Council adopted an ordinance calling for a bond election to be held on Nov. 5, 2019. Click here to learn more.

May 2, 2020 General Election

  • TERM LIMITS
    No member of the council or the mayor, who has been elected to three (3) consecutive full terms in a place, shall be eligible to file for election for that same place without first having been off the Council for at least one annual election cycle.
     
    While nothing prohibits the council members or the mayor from being elected to other places on the council or as mayor, so long as otherwise eligible, no council member or the mayor shall be elected to or serve for more than twelve (12) consecutive years.
     
    A person who has become ineligible to serve pursuant to Section 2.01(c)(1) shall not be eligible to be elected to a place on the council or as mayor without having first been off the council for at least one annual council election cycle, after which such person shall regain eligibility for office, if otherwise eligible under this Charter.
     
  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Be a United States citizen.
    • Be a registered voter of the city at the time of filing for office.
    • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the first day of the term in which they are elected.
    • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
    • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
    • Not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the City of Denton.
    • Have resided continuously in Texas on or before one year preceding the filing deadline.
    • Have domiciled for at least one year next preceding his or her election within the corporate limits of Denton, shall continuously be domiciled within the corporate limits of Denton, and as follows when seeking office for the particular district(s)/seat noted below:
      • If running for Mayor, may reside anywhere in the City for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
      • If running for District 1, 2, 3, or 4, must reside in the respective district for which office is sought for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office. 
      • If running for At-Large Place 5, must reside in Districts 1 or 2 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
      • If running for At-Large Place 6, must reside in Districts 3 or 4 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office. 
    • Shall have and maintain the eligibility requirements for municipal officers set forth in Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes Annotated hereinafter referred to as "Election Code" as it may now read or hereafter be amended.
    • Shall not hold any other public office of emolument.
    • If a member of the council shall, after being elected, cease to possess any of these qualifications or eligibility requirements, or shall hold another office of emolument, or enter a plea of guilty to a felony, or be convicted of a felony he or she shall immediately forfeit his or her office.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Uniform Election Date (Limited)
    Seats up for (re)election
    • Mayor (At-Large)
    • District 5 (At-Large)
    • District 6 (At-Large)
    Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Monday, December 16, 2019 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1
    First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Wednesday, January 1, 2020* 

    *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
    First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 14, 2020
    Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2 Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
    Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 2, 2020
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 20, 2020
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Monday, April 20, 2020 (deadline falls on San Jacinto Day, moves to preceding business day)
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Election Day) at 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

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