Elections/Elecciones

2019 November election dates

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

  1. Where to vote
  2. 2019 Candidate Packet
  3. En Español

- Click here for a map of City election precincts

- Click here for a map of all Walker County election precincts 

- Click here for information on all Walker County election precincts

City Voting Precinct Polling Place

  101 Walker County Justice Center; 717 FM 2821 East
  102 Walker County Annex; 1301 Sam Houston Avenue, Suite 101
  201 Walker County Storm Shelter; 455 State Highway 75
  205 Elkins Lake Recreation Conference Center; 634 Cherry Hills Drive
  206 Huntsville Fire Station No. 1; 1987 Veterans Memorial Parkway
  301 Huntsville ISD Transportation Building; 95 Martin Luther King
  401 University Heights Baptist Church; 2400 Sycamore Avenue

November 3, 2020 General Election 

Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be held at Walker County Annex, 1301 Sam Houston Ave, Huntsville, TX 77340

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for At-large Council Positions 1, 2, 3, or 4, in the November 3, 2020 General Election will be January 1, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be August 17, 2020.

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be August 21, 2020.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Huntsville City Council are found in the Charter:

SECTION 4.02 - QUALIFICATIONS
At the time of election to office and during their tenure of office, the Mayor and each member of the Council shall be a citizen and a qualified registered voter of the State of Texas and the City of Huntsville and, if a Councilmember from a specific Ward, a resident of such Ward. No member of Council shall have resided in the City for less than 12 months next preceding the election and no member shall be less than 21 years old. No member of the Council shall be indebted to the City or be delinquent in the payment to the City of any tax or assessment. No member of the Council shall hold any other office or employment under the City government while a member of the Council. A member of the Council ceasing to possess any of the foregoing qualifications shall immediately forfeit their office.

Postings and Notices

  1. important elections notice
  1. candidate filings