City of Houston Elections

 

 

General election: November 5, 2019


Runoff election: December 14, 2019

Offices up: Mayor, controller, and city council

Total seats up: 18

Election type: Nonpartisan

 

Constitutional Amendments

majority vote:

Proposition 1 (HJR 72)

“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.Proposition 2 (SJR 79)”

“The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.”

Proposition 3 (HJR 34)

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.”

Proposition 4 (HJR 38)

“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association income.”

Proposition 5 (SJR 24)

“The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.”

Proposition 6 (HJR 12)

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas."

Proposition 7 (HJR 151)

“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

 

City of Houston Elections

Mayor:

Bill King

Tony Buzbee

 

City Comptroller

Chris Brown

 

City Council Members

Who we can vote for:

District E Dave Martin

At Large:

At-Large 1 Mike Knox

At Large 2 David Robinson

At Large 3 Michael Kubosh

At-Large 4 Amanda Edwards

At-Large 5 Jack Christie

 

Important 2019 Election Dates

May 4, 2019 - Uniform Election Date

Authority Conducting Elections

Local Political Subdivisions and Counties

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline 1Monday, December 17, 2018 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates 1

First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailTuesday, January 1, 2019* 

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2019 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 2Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

See note below relating to four-year terms 3

Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a MeasureFriday, February 15, 2019

Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 4, 2019

First Day of Early Voting By Personal AppearanceMonday, April 22, 2019

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail 
(Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Last Day of Early Voting By Personal AppearanceTuesday, April 30, 2019

Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 4, 2019 (election day) at 7:00 p.m.
(unless a late-arriving deadline applies)

November 5, 2019 - Uniform Election Date

These dates are subject to changes from the 2019 legislative session.

Authority Conducting ElectionsCounty Elections Officer/Local Political Subdivisions

First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailTuesday, January 1, 2019*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2019 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadlineThursday, June 20, 2019 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates 1

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot 
(for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1Saturday, July 20, 2019
(“first day” does not move; office hours not required)

Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a MeasureMonday, August 19, 2019

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot 
(for local political subdivisions ONLY)2Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
 
See note below relating to four-year terms 3

Last Day to Register to VoteMonday, October 7, 2019

First Day of Early VotingMonday, October 21, 2019 (17th day before election day falls on a Saturday, first day moves to next business day)

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail 
(Received, not Postmarked)Friday, October 25, 2019

Last Day of Early VotingFriday, November 1, 2019

Last day to Receive Ballot by MailTuesday, November 5, 2019 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)

1 Under new law, most local entities now have a “first day” to file.

For the few entities who do not have a first day to file: For the May 4, 2019 election, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. For the November 5, 2019 election, Monday, July 22, 2019 is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for local political subdivisions that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. (The 30th day before last day on which candidate may file falls on a Saturday, deadline moves to next business day.)

Local political subdivisions include: cities, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, and any other local government entity that conducts elections. Many of these elections are conducted on the May uniform election date. Note: Counties may also be holding local proposition (measure) elections on May 4, 2019.

2 Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Texas Election Code (the “Code”) may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Code. Write-in deadlines: the deadline for most local (city, school, other) general elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election. NEW LAW: A declaration of write-in candidacy for special elections must be filed no later than the filing deadline for all candidates. House Bill 2323 (2017). Effective Date: September 1, 2017.

3If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 4, 2019 election, this is Friday, March 8, 2019. For the November 5, 2019 election, this is Monday, September 9, 2019. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4The county elections officer may be the county clerk, the county tax assessor-collector (if commissioners court transfers election duties to him/her), or the county elections administrator (if commissioners court creates the position).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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