The General Election for City Council will be held on Saturday, May 1ST at Decatur City Hall, 201 E.
Walnut St, Decatur Texas. The positions on the ballot will be for Council member Places 2, 4 and 6.
A candidate must:
- be a resident of the City for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the election, and live in the filing district for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot;
- be at least twenty-one years of age on the first day of the filing period;
- be a citizen of the United States;
- be a qualified voter of the City of Decatur, Texas;
- not file for more than one office or position number per election;
- not continue as an employee of the City in such position after becoming a candidate for a City elective office;
- not have been finally convicted of a felony criminal offense;
- not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be: totally mentally incapacitated; or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
The filing period for a place on the May 1ST City of Decatur General Election ballot begins Wednesday, January 13th and will continue through Friday, February 12th, at 5:00 p.m. The City Secretary’s regular office hours are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (please call to schedule an appointment to file your application 940-393-0207 or 940-393-0204).
Forms and information for the 2021 City of Decatur General Election will be available in the City Secretary’s Office located at 201 E. Walnut Street, at City Hall building.
For additional information, please call Asucena Garcia at 940-393-0207
or Diane Cockrell at 940-393-0204
NOTICE - FUTURE ELECTIONS
City of Decatur - Charter, Sec. 2.04. - Qualifications.
(a) Candidates. Each person who becomes a candidate for Mayor or Councilmember shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the first day of the form to be filed or date of appointment;
(2) be a citizen of the United States;
(3) be a qualified voter of the City;
(4) reside and have resided for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the City;
(5) no candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election;
(6) no employee of the City shall continue in such position after becoming a candidate for a City elective office.
(b) When any member of the Council no longer possesses all of the qualifications specified in this section, or is convicted of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude while in office, the office shall immediately and automatically become vacant. The Council shall be the judge of the qualifications of its members in accordance with Section 2.08(b) and for these purposes shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and require the production of records.
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