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Election Information

November 3, 2020 Special Election Information

Early Voting and Election Day Dates, Times, and Locations

Proposition A Information Sheet

An election shall be held on November 3, 2020 (“Election Day”) in the City of Stephenville, Texas for the purpose of submitting the following proposition to the qualified voters of the City in accordance with law.  The official ballots shall be prepared in accordance with the Election Code so as to permit qualified voters of the City of Stephenville, Texas to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the proposition which shall appear on the ballot substantially as follows:

PROPOSITION A

“Authorizing the City of Stephenville, Texas to provide for the construction, improvement, enlarging, equipping, repairing, operation, and maintenance of city-owned ballfields, concessions, courts, and recreation facilities, a sports and community venue project as defined in Chapter 334, Texas Local Government Code (“Venue Project”), and to impose a tax on the occupancy of a room in a hotel within the City at a rate not to exceed two percent (2%) of the price paid for such room for the purposes of financing the Venue Project.  If approved, the maximum hotel occupancy tax rate imposed would be nine percent (9%) of the price paid for a room in a hotel. “

Important Election Dates for the May 2021 General Election

  • Filing Period for the May 2021 General Election: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Last Day to Register to Vote: Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Early Voting: Monday, April 27, 2021 until Tuesday, April 27, 2020.

An election for the following places may be held:

  • City Council Place 1
  • City Council Place 3
  • City Council Place 5
  • City Council Place 7

For more information on the May 1, 2021 General Election, you may contact Staci King, City Secretary.

Important Information About Campaign Contributions

If you plan to run for a public office in Texas (except for a federal office), you must file an APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY A CANDIDATE (FORM CTA) with the proper filing authority (the City Secretary for local elections) when you become a candidate even if you do not intend to accept campaign contributions or make campaign expenditures.

A “candidate” is a person who knowingly and willingly takes affirmative action for the purpose of gaining nomination or election to public office or for the purpose of satisfying financial obligations incurred by the person in connection with the campaign for nomination or election.

Examples of affirmative action include:

  • the filing of an application for a place on the ballot
  • the making of a public announcement of a definite intent to run for public office in a particular election, regardless of whether the specific office is mentioned in the announcement;
  • before a public announcement of intent, the making of a statement of definite intent to run for public office and the soliciting of support by letter or other mode of communication;
  • the soliciting or accepting of a campaign contribution or the making of a campaign expenditure;

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