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Notice of General Election and Special Election

City of Ballinger Voting Precincts

Notice of General Election and Special Election 110519 – English

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION FOR ELECTING THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS FOR PLACES 1 AND 2 AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION ON CHARTER AMENDMENTS
CITY OF BALLINGER, TEXAS

Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the purpose of electing the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1 and 2 and a Special Election for the purpose of considering amendments to the home rule Charter of the City of Ballinger, Texas (“City”), will be held on November 5, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The text of the propositions for amendments to the City Charter and the fiscal impact estimates for each proposition are attached as Exhibit “A”. To provide additional notice, the actual text amendments to the City Charter are also provided in Exhibit “A”. The elections shall be administered by the Runnels County Elections Administrator in accordance with the Texas Elections Code.

Election Day Polling Locations

On Election Day, November 5, 2019, qualified voters who live in Ballinger must vote in the precinct where registered to vote. Polling places shall be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The polling places for the election on Election Day shall be as follows:

Precinct No. 1: Runnels County Election Office
600 Strong Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinct No. 2: Elm Creek Grain, LLC
302 Hutchings Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinct No. 7: Ballinger Community Center
300 Crosson Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinct No. 8: Ballinger City Hall
700 Railroad Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Early Voting Dates and Times

The early voting by personal appearance shall be conducted at the Runnels County Election Office, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas, Texas on the following dates and times:

Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31 and November 1, 2019.
Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on October 22, 2019 and October 29, 2019.

The early voting clerk shall be Shanna Smith, Runnels County Elections Administrator and her mailing address is 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821. All applications for a ballot by mail shall be mailed to the Runnels County Elections Administrator: Runnels County Elections Administrator, Attn: Shanna Smith, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821, or by email at: elections@co.runnels.tx.us. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on October 25, 2019.

All ballots by mail shall be mailed to the Runnels County Elections Administrator: Runnels County Elections Administrator, Attn: Shanna Smith, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821. Ballots by mail must be received no later than 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 2019, unless the carrier envelope does not bear a cancellation mark or a receipt mark, then the ballots by mail must be received no later than the time the polls are required to close on November 5, 2019, except if overseas or military voter deadlines apply.

Issued this 7th day of October, 2019

/s/ Bonita Shields, City Secretary

 


Aviso de elección general y elección especial 110519 – Notice – Spanish

AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL PARA ELEGIR AL ALCALDE Y A LOS CONCEJALES PARA LOS LUGARES 1 Y 2 Y
AVISO DE ELECCION ESPECIAL SOBRE ENMIENDAS DE CARTA
CIUDAD DE BALLINGER

Se hace aviso de que se llevará a cabo una Elección General con el propósito de elegir al Alcalde y a los Concejales para los Lugares 1 y 2 y una Elección Especial con el propósito de considerar las enmiendas a la Carta del gobierno de origen de la Ciudad de Ballinger, Texas (“Ciudad”), se llevará a cabo en 5 de noviembre de 2019, entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. El texto de las propuestas de modificación de la Carta de la Ciudad y las estimaciones de impacto fiscal para cada propuesta se adjuntan como Prueba documental “A”. Para dar aviso adicional, las modificaciones de texto real de la Carta de la Ciudad también se proporcionan en la Prueba documental “A”. Las elecciones serán administradas por el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels de acuerdo con el Código de Elecciones de Texas.

Lugares de votación del día de las elecciones

El día de las elecciones, 5 de noviembre de 2019, los votantes calificados que viven en Ballinger deben votar en el distrito donde están registrados para votar. Los lugares de votación estarán abiertos entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. Los lugares de votación para la elección el día de las elecciones serán los siguientes:

Precinto No. 1: Oficina Electoral del Condado de Runnels
600 Strong Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinto No. 2: Elm Creek Grain, LLC
302 Hutchings Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinto No. 7: Centro Comunitario Ballinger
300 Crosson Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Precinto No. 8: Ayuntamiento de Ballinger
700 Railroad Avenue
Ballinger, Texas 76821

Fechas y horarios de votación anticipada

La votación anticipada por comparecencia personal se llevará a cabo en la Oficina Electoral del Condado de Runnels, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas, Texas en las siguientes fechas y horas:

Entre las 8:30 a.m. y las 5:00 p.m. del 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31 y 1 de noviembre de 2019.
Entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. del 22 de octubre de 2019 y 29 de octubre de 2019.

La secretaria de votación anticipada será Shanna Smith, Administradora de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels y su dirección postal es 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821. Todas las solicitudes de boleta por correo se enviarán por correo al Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels: Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels, Attn: Shanna Smith, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821, o por correo electrónico a: elections@co.runnels.tx.us . Las solicitudes de papeletas por correo deben recibirse a más tardar en el cierre del negocio el 25 de octubre de 2019.

Todas las papeletas por correo se enviarán por correo al Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels: Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Runnels, Attn: Shanna Smith, 600 Strong Avenue, Ballinger, Texas 76821. Las papeletas por correo deben ser recibidas a más tardar a las 7:00 p.m. del 5 de noviembre de 2019, a menos que el sobre del transportista no lleve una marca de cancelación o una marca de recibo, entonces las papeletas por correo deben ser recibidas a más tardar el momento en que las urnas deben cerrarse el 5 de noviembre , 2019, excepto si se aplican los plazos de los votantes en el extranjero o militares.

Publicado este 7de octubre de 2019

/s/ Bonita Shields, Secretaria de la Ciudad

Election Ordinance Ballinger Charter – Ordenanza electoral Carta de Ballinger- Spanish


Candidates currently on the ballot:

  • Sam Mallory has signed up for Mayor – August 14, 2019
  • Rick Morrish has signed up for Single Member District #2 – August 9, 2019
  • Dawni Seymore has signed up for Mayor – August 6, 2019
  • Jason Gore has signed up for Single Member District #1 – August 2, 2019
  • Clyde Kresta has signed up for Single Member District #1 – July 24, 2019

Write-in Candidates

  • Chad Hardy has signed up as a Write-In-Candidate for Single Member District #2 – August 20, 2019

Information from Ballinger Charter:

Section 3.02. Qualifications

(a) Each member of the City Council, in addition to having the other qualifications prescribed by law, shall meet the following requirements:

1. Shall be a qualified voter of the City of Ballinger.

2. Shall have resided in the City of Ballinger for at least one year next preceding his election.

3. Shall not hold any other public office of emolument except may be a notary public.

(b) If a member of the City Council should cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of a felony, he shall immediately forfeit his office.

ARTICLE 3. THE CITY COUNCIL

ARTICLE 4. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

ARTICLE 5. RECALL OF COUNCILMEN

ARTICLE 6. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM

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