May 2, 2020 City Elections

May 2, 2020 General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be Held at City Hall, 301 East Market Street, Sinton, Texas.

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for City Council Places 1 , 2 and 4, in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be January 15, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 14, 2020.

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 18, 2020.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Sinton City Council are found in the Home Rule Charter:

SEC. 2.02  QUALIFICATIONS.

Each member of the council shall have been a resident citizen of the city for a period of not less than six (6) months immediately preceding his or her election, and shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas on the date of filing. No member of the council shall be a candidate for, nor hold any other elective office, appointive city office, or be a paid employee of the city.

Any citizen with all the above qualifications except as to residence, but who shall have been a resident of any territory that is annexed under the provisions of this charter for a period of not less than six months immediately preceding his or her election shall be eligible to serve on the council.

If any member of the council shall cease to possess any of the above qualifications or be convicted of a misdemeanor by theft or any felony, his office shall immediately become vacant. If any member is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings without explanation acceptable to a majority of the other members, or is absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings with or without cause, his office shall be declared vacant at the next regular meeting of the council. A Council member who does not attend a meeting while on official City business shall not be considered absent from the meeting.

No person related within the second degree by affinity or the third degree by consanguinity to a member of the Council or to a person employed by the City as City Manager, Department Head, or Supervisor may be a candidate for the Council. (Ord. No. 1997-04 of 05-06-97; Amendment adopted by electorate 05-09-2015, Ord. No. 2015-05). (Amendment adopted by electorate 05-06-17, Ord. No. 2017-01).