City of Emory
PO Box 100, Emory, Texas 75440
903-473-2465 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Elections and Voting Information
Current Elected Officials
Mayor, Earl Hill III Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 1, Jannie Stephens Term Expires May 2027
Council Member 2, Travis Potts Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 3, Lori Honeycutt Term Expires May 2027
Council Member 4, Jacob Roan Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 5, Blake Cooper Term Expires May 2027
May 3, 2025 is the next General Election for the City of Emory with Mayor, and Council Members 2 and 4 expiring.
Early Voting Dates, times and location: To be Announced
Rains County Courthouse Annex
220 W. Quitman Street, Suite E
Emory, Texas 75440
Mail applications / ballot to: Lisa Kneifl, Rains County Elections Administrator
220 W. Quitman Street, suite E
Emory, Texas 75440
Election Day Times and Locations: Saturday, May 3, 2025
7:00am - 7:00pm
Precinct 101: Rocky Point Community Center Precinct 204: Rose Community Center
2134 S. Hwy 19 109 Ravine Street
Emory, Texas 75440 Emory, Texas 75440
Precinct 306: Rains County Annex Precinct 407: Point Community Center
220 W. Quitman Street 241 S. First Street
Emory, Texas 75440 Point, Texas 75472
* Last day to register to vote or make changes is: TBA
* Deadline for application for Ballot by Mail is: TBA
* Last day to receive Ballot by Mail to Elections Administrator is: TBA
Municipal Elections for the Mayor and five City Council Members are held Bi-Annually in May. The Mayor and Council Members are elected at-large and serve a four (4) year term. City Council Candidate Packets can be picked up after January 1st the year of the election at City Hall, located at 399 N. Texas St., Emory, Texas 75440.
Deadline to file application: TBA
OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER
Council members are the city's legislators. Their primary duty is policy making, which includes identifying the needs of local residents, formulating programs to meet the changing requirements of the community, and measuring the effectiveness of ongoing municipal services.
Unless restricted by state law, each council member is entitled to vote on every item decided at a city council meeting and has full parliamentary privileges in council meetings, including the right to speak and make motions when recognized by the Mayor and the right to introduce new ordinances and amendments to existing ones.
QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE
1. Must be a United States Citizen;
2. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing for;
3. Have been a resident of Texas for at least twelve (12) months as of the deadline for filing for the office.
4. Have resided in the City for at least six (6) months preceding election day.
5. Have a current voter registration certificate.
6. Not have been convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
7. Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court.
TO BE ELIGABLE TO VOTE IN TEXAS, YOU MUST:
Be a United States Citizen;
Be a resident of the City of Emory (for Emory's Municipal Election)
Be 18 years of age (you may register at age 17 years and 10 months)
Not be a convicted felon (unless sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
Not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law
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