General City Election Info

May 2, 2020 General Election


Early Voting location will be either City Hall, 907 E Houston, Cleveland, Tx or Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach, Cleveland, TX

Election Day Voting Held at Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach, Cleveland, TX

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 3, 4 and 5, 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.                                                                                                  

2020 Election Information
General Election - City - May 2, 2020
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)Monday, December 16, 2019 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates
First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailWednesday, 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)Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 14, 2020
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
         
    
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 2, 2020
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 20, 2020
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Monday, April 20, 2020 (deadline falls on San Jacinto Day, moves to preceding business day)        
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, April 28, 2020
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 2, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 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)

Qualifications for Mayor or Councilmember

3.02     QUALIFICATIONS:

The Mayor shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and a qualified voter of the State of Texas: and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding his election, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland.

Each Councilman shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election, shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland.  If the Mayor or any Council member fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications or shall be absent from three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without valid excuse, or shall move from the legally established boundaries of the City of Cleveland, the City Council must at its next regular meeting declare a vacancy to exist and shall fill said vacancy as set forth in Section 3.06 of this charter.

PDF copy of the Home Rule Charter

Election Related Documents

VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Notice of Required Identification -English-Espanol

Identificacion requerida para votantes de Texas

ID Required for Texas Voters - English

January 2018 the requirements for Voter Identification were updated.  The above PDF files are in English and Español and provide the updated information.