The election information in this section of the Town of Pantego website is provided to promote the democratic process. For complete information regarding Voter Registration and Election in Texas: Secretary of State and Texas Ethics Commission .
The Mayor and Council members in Places 4 and 5 shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in odd-numbered years and the Council members in Places 1, 2, and 3 shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in even-numbered years. The City Secretary's Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas. The next municipal election will be held on May 2, 2020, to elect Council members to Places 1, 2, and 3.
In accordance with State law, the candidate filing for a place on the ballot will begin on January 15, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and will end on February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Qualified persons may file as a candidate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the City Secretary's Office at Town Hall, 1614 S. Bowen Road in Pantego. Candidate packets for the election may be obtained from the City Secretary's Office or the link below.
Texas Secretary of State - Important Dates for Candidates
2020 List of Candidates:
Council Place 1
Council Place 2
Council Place 3
Each of the candidates for the office of Mayor and Council Member shall, on the date of the election, be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States of America, shall not have been determined to be mentally incapacitated, shall not have been convicted of a felony, shall have resided continuously in the State of Texas for twelve months and in the city for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application, and be a registered voter of the territory from which the office is elected. No Council person shall hold any other public office.
2020 GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR
January 15 First day to file for a place on the ballot
February 14 Last day to file for a place on the ballot - General Election
February 21 Last day to withdraw name from the ballot - General Election
April 2 Last day to register to vote
April 20 First day of Early Voting
April 28 Last day of Early Voting
May 2 Election Day
Early Voting by Personal Appearance Days and Hours
April 20-April 24 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 25 Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 26 Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 27-April 28 Monday - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registered voters may vote at any polling place in Tarrant County during early voting. The closest early voting polling place to Pantego is the Junior League of Arlington Center at 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway.
A complete list of early voting locations is available at www.tarrantcounty.com/evote or by calling (817) 831-8683
EARLY VOTING BY MAIL
In addition to early voting and voting on Election Day, the State of Texas mandates that municipalities allow citizens to vote by mail if they meet one of the following requirements:
1. Age of voter is 65 or over on Election Day
2. Voter is disabled
3. Voter is confined in jail
4. Voter expects to be out of the county on Election Day and during the regular hours for conducting early voting - ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
Applications for a ballot by mail may be submitted any time during the year of the election for which a ballot is requested at the address below.
Early Voting Clerk
P. O. BOX 961011
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0011
To receive a ballot application or for more information, please call the City Secretary's Office at (817) 617-3706 or the Tarrant County Elections Administration at (817) 831-8683
ELECTION DAY VOTING: SATURDAY, MAY 2
On Election Day, voting will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registered voters may vote at any polling place in Tarrant County. The closest voting polling place to Pantego is 1614 S. Bowen Road.