Election Information
Información electoral
General Election: May 2, 2020 
Elección general: 2 de mayo de 2020 

Required Postings/Publicaciones requeridas

Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions-English

Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions-Spanish

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot (English & Spanish)

Notice of Election (English & Spanish)

Order of Cancellation (English & Spanish)

Candidates/Candidatos
January 9, 2020

  TO:                 Candidates for May 2, 2020 General Election

  FROM:           Melissa L. Perry, City Secretary

  SUBJECT:     Candidate Information 

  1. Application For A Place On General Election Ballot – The first day to file for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.  City offices open at 8:00 a.m. The deadline for filing for a place on the ballot will be 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf
  2. Ethics Commission’s Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities.
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/resources/guides/coh_local_guide.pdf
  3. Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate (Form CTA) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/cta.pdf  Form CTA-Instruction Guidehttps://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh/CTA_ins.php
  4. Amended Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate (Form ACTA) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/acta.pdf Form ACTA- Instruction Guide https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh/ACTA_ins.php
  5. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report (Form C/OH) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/coh.pdf Form C/OH-Instruction Guide.  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/COH_ins.pdf The deadline for filing the first report (30th day before election) will be 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.  The second report (8th day before election) is due by 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2020.  All candidates and officeholders, except for those that do not have a campaign treasurer on file and who do not exceed $500 in contributions or expenditures for the reporting period, are required to file semi-annual reports on July 15 and January 15. Please contact the Texas Ethics Commission for information on the deadlines and requirements.
  6. Title 15 of the Texas Election Code Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns. https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/statutes/title15.php
  7. Ethics Commission Rules.  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/rules/commission/
  8. Fair Campaign Practices Act https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.258.htm
  9. Form CFCP Code of Fair Campaign Practices  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/cfcp.pdf
  10. "Political Advertising - What You Need to Know" from the Texas Ethics Commission. https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/resources/advertising/Gpol_adv.pdf
  11. Poll Watcher by Candidate on the Ballot or Declared Write-In Candidate. https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-16f.pdf

 Please see these websites for more information: 

 Secretary of State of Texas at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

Texas Ethics Commission at https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/

It is the duty of the candidate to become familiar with the laws that apply to campaigns for office. The City Secretary is responsible only for accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits, and statements, and noting the date and time of filing. Any questions regarding campaign finance reporting should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800. The City Secretary should not be expected to judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. Please also note that these documents are public records and are open for inspection by any person.  Copies of these forms and documents are available at City Secretary’s Office, 104 S. Main Street, during regular business hours.
Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions that you might have.

 
Sincerely,

Melissa L. Perry
City Secretary

Voter Registration/Registro de Votantes

 It's easy....just fill out a card or change your information online.

Registered voters of the City of Thrall are eligible to vote in city elections. Voters are required to be registered to vote 30 days in advance of each election.
For voter registration information, please call your County Voter Registration Office or visit the website.   Es muy fácil... sólo hay que rellenar una tarjeta o cambiar su información en el sitio web.
Los votantes registrados de la ciudad de Thrall son elegibles para votar en las elecciones municipals. Los electores deben ser registrados para votar 30 días antes de cada elección.
Para la información de  registro de votantes, por favor llame a la Oficina del Registro Electoral del Condado o visite el sitio web. For additional election information: Williamson County Elections
Para información adicional sobre elecciones: Williamson County Elections