The City Secretary serves as the Election Administration Official for City elections, Records Manager, and Filing Officer for campaign disclosure statements. All City elections shall be governed, except as otherwise provided by the Charter, by the laws of the State of Texas. (Ord. No. 2020-01, § 3(Exh. A), 1-14-2020).
GENERAL ELECTION: SATURDAY, MAY 06, 2023:
Any person, who lawfully qualifies and is a registered voter, may file an application for election for a Place on the City Council. The name of such candidate and Place for which he is filing will be affixed by the City Secretary at the time of issuance of an application form. Such application must include a petition signed by not less than 100 qualified and registered voters of the City. The application and the signatures thereon as well as the affidavits of the circulators must meet the requirements of state law. All papers comprising an application must be assembled and filed with the City Secretary in accordance with state law. Signatures are not required where the application includes a filing fee of $100.00. The City Secretary shall review the petition as required by state law and if the petition is found to be insufficient, the City Secretary shall immediately notify the person who filed it, with a written statement certifying why the petition is found to be "insufficient." Within the time authorized by state law such a petition may be amended and filed again as a new petition, or a different petition may be filed for the same candidate. If the application complies with this section and state law, the City Secretary shall place such name on the ballot. Application and petition forms must be obtained from the City Secretary, as they are promulgated by the Texas Secretary of State. (Ord. No. 2020-01, § 3(Exh. A), 1-14-2020)
Each member of the City Council, in addition to having other qualifications required by law:
Shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas; Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age; Shall be a resident of the City for at least twelve (12) consecutive months preceding the election day; provided, however, that any person who shall have been a resident for a period of not less than twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the election of any territory not formerly within the corporate limits of the City, but which is annexed under the provision of this charter, shall be eligible for said office; Shall not hold any other elected office or employment under the City government while a member of the Council, except a member of the City Council may be appointed by the City Council to represent the Council on any board, commission, committee, organization or entity in the Council sole discretion so long as that person's service does not extend beyond the person's term of office.
At the time that a candidate's application for a place on the ballot is submitted, or thereafter, such candidate shall not be related within the second degree of affinity or third degree of consanguinity to anyone employed by the City and who holds an executive position with the City, which is defined as the head of any department or division within the City. The City Manager shall indicate such positions within his or her budget. (Ord. No. 2020-01, § 3(Exh. A), 1-14-2020)
Kerr County Tax Assessor/Collector/Voter Registrar
Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main St. Ste: 124
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone Number: 830-792-2242
For absentee voting, please contact the Kerr County Voter’s Registrar, Tax Assessor’s Office – Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main Street Suite 124. Telephone 830-792-2242. www.co.kerr.tx.us/elections