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UPDATED 8/24/18, 5 p.m. - In accordance with a finding clarified today by the Texas Secretary of State's office, a third filer in the race for Position 2 is eligible for the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. Accordingly, the City will be conducting a new ballot order drawing for this race only on Tuesday, 8/28, at 8 a.m. at City Hall.
The City Council seats for At-large Positions 1-4 will be on the November 6, 2018, general election ballot. Filing for the positions ran from July 21 to August 20. Six citizens will appear on the ballot: Position One - Paul Davidhizar; Position Two - William E. Bayne, Dee Howard, and Rico Rodriguez; Position Three - Clyde Loll; Position Four - Tim Davis and Mari Montgomery (names are listed in printed ballot order following the drawing on Wednesday, August 22).
Individuals may formally declare as write-in candidates (per the Texas Election Code) through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018. Named or write-in candidates may withdraw through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Candidate packets for the 2018 City of Huntsville General Election are available through the office of the City Secretary at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, or on the City website at HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elecciones.
Also on the ballot will be a special election for amendments to the City charter. The City Council approved 32 items for voters to consider. The ordinance (in English and Spanish) listing the items is on the City's Elections page (HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elections or HuntsvilleTX.gov/Elecciones) and additional educational election materials will be available in the coming weeks. Due to the number of items, the ballot may be the longest in Walker County history. The City encourages all residents to ensure they are registered to vote by visiting VoteTexas.gov or contacting the Walker County Voter Registration office at 936-436-4959 (located at the Walker County Annex on the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 13th Street). Citizens must be registered by October 9, 2018, to have a valid registration for November's election.
The City of Huntsville is the Home of Sam Houston and hopes you experience the warm welcome for which the community is known! For more information, email CitySecretary@HuntsvilleTX.gov, call 936-291-5403, or visit the City's Elections page.