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City of Emory
PO Box 100, Emory, Texas 75440
903-473-2465 / email: donna@emorytx.com

General Elections and Voting Information
Current Elected Officials
Mayor, Earl Hill III   Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 1, Jannie Stephens     Term Expires May 2023
Council Member 2, Travis Potts     Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 3, Lori Honeycutt     Term Expires May 2023
Council Member 4, Emery Cathey     Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 5, Blake Cooper     Term Expires May 2023



 

May 6, 2023 is the next General Election for the City of Emory with Council Members 1,3 and 5 expiring.

May 6, 2023 is the date for the Special Election for Unexpired (2 year) term for City Council Place 4.

Early Voting Dates, times and location:  Monday, April 24, 2023 - Tuesday, May 2, 2023

                                                                                8:00am - 5:00pm

                                                                                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

                                                                      903-473-5009

                                                                      lisa.kneifl@co.rains.tx.us

Election Day Times and Locations:  Saturday, May 6, 2023

                                                                      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 Tuesday, April 6, 2023

* Deadline for application for Ballot by Mail is Tuesday, April 25, 2023

* Last day to receive Ballot by Mail to Elections Administrator is Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5:00pm

 

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 Friday, February 17th, 2023 by 5:00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

RESOURSES

Secretary of State Forms, Resources and Legal Library

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/resources_legal.shtml

State of Texas Voters Information

https://www.votetexas.gov

Texas Ethics Commission

https://www.ethics.state.tx.us

Secretary of State Election Calendar

https://sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml

The following Guides are available on the Secretary of State's website:

Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies

VR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQ

Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions

2020 Candidate's Guide - Running for Federal, State, District or County offices

Running for Local Offices

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