Elections

November 7, 2017 - General Election for Council Member Place 3 & 4


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Sections


Important Dates


  • June 22, 2017 - Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline
  • July 22, 2017 - First day to file for place on ballot
  • August 21, 2017 - Last day to file for place on ballot (5:00 p.m.)
  • October 10, 2017 - Last day to register to vote
  • October 23, 2017 - First day of Early Voting (Early Voting Schedule)
  • October 27, 2017 - Last day to apply for ballot by mail
  • November 3, 2017 - Last day of Early Voting
  • November 7, 2017 - Election day

Meet the Candidates & Their Filings

City Council Place 3

Candidate
 Application
Appointment of Treasurer
Code of Fair Campaign Practice
Finance Report 30th Day Before Election
Finance Report 8th Day Before Election
Financial Disclosure
Ed Mihalkanin 07.24.2017 07.24.2017 07.24.2017 10.02.2017 10.30.2017 04.28.2017
Amy Stanfield 08.18.2017 08.18.2017 08.21.2017 10.10.2017 10.30.2017 08.21.2017

City Council Place 4

Candidate
 Application
Appointment of Treasurer
Code of Fair Campaign Practice
Finance Report 30th Day Before Election
Finance Report 8th Day Before Election
Financial Disclosure
Jane Hughson 07.24.2017 07.24.2017 07.24.2017 10.30.2017 04.18.2017
Joshua Simpson 08.16.2017 08.25.2017 08.25.2017 10.09.2017 10.30.2017

Requirements For Public Office


City of San Marcos Charter Requirements


Sec. 3.02. - Qualifications
  • (a) Each member of the city council, in addition to having other qualifications prescribed by law (see state requirements below):
    • (1) Shall be a qualified voter of the city;
    • (2) Shall have had his or her principal physical residence for at least one year preceding the election within the corporate limits of San Marcos and shall maintain his or her principal physical residence within the corporate limits of San Marcos throughout his or her term of office; for purposes of this subsection, a person must meet all of the following to meet the requirement for a "principal physical residence" in the city:
      • (A) The person must use the residence address for voter registration and driver's license purposes;
      • (B) The person must use the residence address as the person's home address on documents such as employment records, resumes, business cards, government forms and loan applications;
      • (C) The person must not claim a homestead exemption on any property other than the residence;
    • (3) Shall not hold any other office or employment under the city government while a member of the council, except a member of the city council may be appointed by the city council to represent the council on any board, commission, committee, organization or entity in the council's sole discretion so long as that person's service does not extend beyond the person's council term;
    • (4) Shall not be an officer or director of any public service company within the city, or outside the city but serving inhabitants of the city, nor be the owner or proprietor of any public service company in the city. "Public service company" is defined as any company, individual, partnership, corporation or other entity recognized by law that uses any of the city's streets, alleys, highways or other public property to carry out its principal purposes, including but not limited to water, wastewater, gas, electricity and, telecommunications utilities, commercial railway or street railway services, public transit services, solid waste collection, and vehicles for hire.
  • (b) The city council shall be the judge of the qualifications of its own members. If the council determines that any member of the council has ceased to possess any of these qualifications or has been convicted of a felony, that member shall immediately forfeit office.

State of Texas Requirements


  • (a) To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must:
    • (1) be a United States citizen;
    • (2) be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
    • (3) have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
      • (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
      • (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    • (4) have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
    • (5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
      • (A) for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
      • (B) for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
      • (C) for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in;
    • (EC Sec. 1411)
Election machine
The City of San Marcos contracts with the Hays County; the voting system that is used is the eSlate equipment by Hart Intercivic.

View the county's election page for more information.