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The election information in this section of the Town of Pantego website is provided to promote the democratic process.

For complete information regarding Voter Registration and Election in Texas:  Secretary of State and Texas Ethics Commission.

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The Mayor and Council members in Places 4 and 5 shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in odd-numbered years and the Council members in Places 1, 2, and 3 shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in even-numbered years. 

The City Secretary's Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas.  The next municipal election will be held on May 6, 2017, to elect a Mayor and Council members to Places 4 and 5. 

In accordance with State law, the candidate filing for a place on the ballot will begin on January 18, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. and will end on February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Qualified persons may file as a candidate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday, at the City Secretary's Office at Town Hall, 1614 S. Bowen Road in Pantego.  Candidate packets for the election may be obtained from the City Secretary's Office or the link below.


Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

Candidate Packet 

Notice of Order of General Election

Notice of Order of Special Election

Early Voting Locations and Times





QUALIFICATIONS:

Each of the candidates for Mayor and Council members shall on the date of the election, be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States of America, shall not have been determined to be mentally incapacitated, shall not have been convicted of a felony, shall have resided continuously in the State of Texas for twelve months and in the city for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application, and be a registered voter in Tarrant County.  No Council person shall hold any other public office.

2017 GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR
January 18 First day to file for a place on the ballot
February 17 Last day to file for a place on the ballot - General Election
February 24 Last day to withdraw name from the ballot - General Election
April 6 Last day to register to vote
April 24 First day of Early Voting
May 2 Last day of Early Voting
May 6 Election Day

Early Voting by Personal Appearance Days and Hours
April 24-April 28  Monday - Friday        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 29              Saturday                  7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 30              Sunday                    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 1-2              Monday - Tuesday     7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registered voters may vote at any polling place in Tarrant County during early voting. The closest early voting polling place to Pantego is the Junior League of Arlington Center at 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway.  

A complete list of early voting locations is available at www.tarrantcounty.com/evote or by calling (817) 831-8683


EARLY VOTING BY MAIL
In addition to early voting and voting on Election Day, the State of Texas mandates that municipalities allow citizens to vote by mail if they meet one of the following requirements:

1.  Age of voter is 65 or over on Election Day
2.  Voter is disabled
3.  Voter is confined in jail
4.  Voter expects to be out of the county on Election Day and during the regular hours for conducting early voting - ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.

Applications for a ballot by mail may be submitted any time during the year of the election for which a ballot is requested at the address below.

                       Frank Phillips, Early Voting Clerk
                       P. O. BOX 961011
                       Fort Worth,  TX  76161-0011
     

To receive a ballot application or for more information, please call the City Secretary's Office at (817) 617-3706 or the Tarrant County Elections Administration at (817) 831-8683

ELECTION DAY VOTING:   SATURDAY, MAY 6
On Election Day, voting will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters will be required to go to their designated voting location.  Pantego residents will vote at the Town Council Chambers, 1614 S. Bowen Road.


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