PLEASE NOTE: The City of Huntsville conducts November elections with the four Ward positions and the Mayor held in odd-numbered years and four at-large positions held in even-numbered years.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Uniform Election Date
|November 3, 2019*|
*NEW LAW: Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019 (HB 305 affects political subdivisions with taxing authority) 1
|Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1||Thursday, June 18, 2020 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1|
|First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail||Wednesday, January 1, 2020*|
*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 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 a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1||Saturday, July 18, 2020|
|First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers)||Saturday, July 18, 2020|
|Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure||Monday, August 17, 2020|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2||Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers)||Monday, August 17, 2020|
|Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)||Friday, August 21, 2020|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Monday, October 5, 2020*|
|First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Monday, October 19, 2020*|
|Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail|
(Received, not Postmarked)
|Friday, October 23, 2020|
|Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Friday, October 30, 2020|
|Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail||Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4|
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 2, 2020 election, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, is the deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline for entities that do not have a first day to file for their candidates. However, pursuant to NEW LAW, for local (taxing) political subdivisions, the deadline is September 1, 2019 (the effective date of HB 305, 2019). For the November 3, 2020 election, Monday, July 20, 2020, 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. (If the 30th day before last day on which candidate may file falls on a Saturday, deadline moves to next business day). However, pursuant to NEW LAW, for local (taxing) political subdivisions, the deadline is November 3, 2019 (one year before election 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 2, 2020.
2 Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”). Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) special 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.
3 If 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 2, 2020 election, this is Friday, March 6, 2020. See Section 143.008 of the Code.
4 Please note that pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929 (2017), different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot By Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code. Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.
- 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
The 2019 Candidate packet is available for download by clicking here. Copies are also available at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M, Huntsville, Texas.
When filing a campaign form, please call ahead to schedule an appointment for notary services. The City Secretary's office is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Accommodations for time considerations outside normal business hours will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Para registrarse para votar, encuentre las fechas de eleccion proximas, y respuestas a preguntas hechas con frecuencia, por favor visite la pagina de votante especial del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Texas en VoteTexas.gov. Para informacion general adicional de la oficina del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, por favor visite www.sos.state.tx.us.
2019 Paquete de candidato
El paquete del candidato 2019 está disponible para descargarlo haciendo clic aquí. También hay copias disponibles en el Ayuntamiento, 1212 Avenue M, Huntsville, Texas.
Cuando presente un formulario de campaña, llame con anticipación para programar una cita para servicios de notaría. La oficina del Secretario de la Ciudad está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Las acomodaciones por consideraciones de tiempo fuera del horario comercial normal se considerarán caso por caso.