The City of Huntsville has four At-large Positions up for election on November 3, 2020, in the general election. Filing for the positions will run from July 18 to August 17, 2020.
The drawing for the ballot order will take place at 8 a.m. August 18, 2020. The last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is Friday, August 21, 2020. There is no longer a fee to file your ballot application. To be eligible to become a candidate, the City Charter requires the individual to be a citizen of and a qualified, registered voter of the State of Texas and the City of Huntsville; be free of debts in taxes or any assessment to the City; be at least 21 years of age on the date of the election; be a resident of the City for at least 12 months preceding the election; shall not hold any other office or employment under the City government. Additional requirements apply under State law.
Individuals wishing to find out more about running for the City Council can find the 2020 Candidate packet on the City website, www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elecciones, or through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M. City Hall is requiring masks to enter the building.
The City encourages all residents to ensure they are registered to vote by visiting VoteTexas.gov or contacting the Walker County Voter Registration office at 936-436-4959, located at the Walker County Annex on the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 13th Street. Citizens must be registered by Monday, October 5, 2020, to vote in the general election.
When filing a campaign form, please call ahead to schedule an appointment for notary services. The City Secretary’s office is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accommodations for time considerations outside normal business hours will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information, call 936-291-5413 or email CitySecretary@HuntsvilleTX.gov.