MAY 2, 2020 GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION
Postponed Until November 3, 2020
Due to public health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 18, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas, issued the following proclamation:
“A proclamation suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office, and suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020, under the authority of this proclamation.”
During an Emergency Special Called Meeting held on Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Council voted to postpone the May 2, 2020, General and Special Elections to November 3, 2020, or to an earlier option as specified by Governor Greg Abbott. The motion passed 6-0.
Any candidate who filed for the May 2 election will remain valid, and the filing period will not be reopened for the new November 3 date.
These items will carry over to the November 3, 2020 election date, or to an earlier option date as specified by the Governor. New notices of the General and Special Elections will be created for the new election date and posted as required by law.
Kirstin Duren Dodd
Timothy "Toby" Wallis
UPCOMING UNIFORM/PRIMARY ELECTIONS
July 14, 2020 - Primary Runoff Election Date
November 3, 2020 - Presidential Election and City of Wylie Election for Mayor, Place 2 (1-yr term), Places 5 and 6
May 1, 2021 - City of Wylie General Election (Places 2 and 4)
November 2, 2021 - Texas Constitutional Election
Future Dates as posted by the Texas Secretary of State
Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Road, Building 300
Wylie, Texas 75098
QUICK REFERENCE DATES
|October 5||Last Day to Register to Vote (Postmarked)|
|October 23||Deadline for Application by Mail for a Ballot (Received, not Postmarked)|
|October 19-30||Early Voting|
|November 3||Election Day - 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.|
GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
Notice of Deadline to File for a Place on the Ballot
Order of General Election
Notice of General Election
Drawing for a Place on the Ballot
SPECIAL ELECTION INFORMATION
Notice of Deadline to File for a Place on the Ballot
Order of Special Election
Notice of Special Election
Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot
QUALIFICATIONS TO FILE
A. Candidate Qualifications.
Each candidate for an elective office shall meet the following qualifications:
· Shall be a qualified voter of the city.
· Shall have resided for at least 12 months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the city, including territory annexed prior to the filing deadline.
· Shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the city. "In arrears" is defined herein to mean that payment has not been received within 90 days from [the] due date.
· An incumbent city councilman seeking reelection must file for the same place position number currently being served.
· No candidate may file in a single election for more than one office or place position as provided by this Charter.
· No employee of the city shall continue in such position after filing for an elective office provided for in this Charter.
· Shall not concurrently hold an elective office with the city other than the one being filed for.
B. Petition Required.
Every person desiring to file for elective office with the city shall first present to the City Secretary a sufficient petition signed by a minimum of the greater of the following:
· 25 persons; or
· a number of persons equal to one-half of one percent of the total vote received by all candidates for Mayor in the most recent mayoral general election who are qualified voters in the City.
ID Notice (Spanish)
A list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
· Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
· Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
· Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
· Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
· United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
· United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
· United States passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
A list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment:
· Valid voter registration certificate
· Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
· Copy of or original current utility bill
· Copy of or original bank statement
· Copy of or original government check
· Copy of or original paycheck
· Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
After presenting a supporting form of ID, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
La lista de las formas de identificación aprobadas con fotografía es la siguiente:
· Licencia de conducir de Texas expedida por el Departamento de Seguridad Pública (DPS, según sus siglas en inglés)
· Certificado de Identificación Electoral de Texas expedido por el DPS
· Tarjeta de identificación personal de Texas expedida por el DPS
· Licencia para portar armas de fuego de Texas expedida por el DPS
· Cedula de identificación militar de los Estados Unidos con fotografía
· Certificado de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos con fotografía
· Pasaporte de los Estados Unidos
Con la excepción del certificado de ciudadanía estadounidense, la identificación debe estar actualizada o no haber vencido más de 4 años antes de ser presentada en la casilla electoral para poder ejercer su voto.
Obtenga un Certificados de Identificación Electoral están disponibles en las oficinas de licencia de conducir del Departamento de Seguridad Pública durante el horario de oficina.
La siguiente es la lista de las formas de identificacionstaciones móviles aquí.es adicionales que puede presentar si el elector no posee una de las formas de identificación aprobadas con fotografía y no puede obtener una debido a un impedimento razonable:
· Certificado de registro electoral valido
· Acta de nacimiento certificada (original)
· Factura reciente de servicios públicos (original o copia)
· Estado de cuenta bancaria (original o copia)
· Cheque del gobierno (original o copia)
· Cheque de pago (original o copia)
· Documento del gobierno con su nombre y una dirección (original o copia) (se requiere documento original si contiene una fotografía).
Después de presentar una forma de identificación adicional, el elector debe llenar una Declaración de Impedimento Razonable.
For more information contact the City Secretary:
Email the City Secretary's Office