May 2, 2020 - General Election

An election will be held on May 2, 2020 to elect Council Members for Place 3, Place 4, and Place 5.

The candidate filing period for a place on the ballot will be January 15, 2020 to February 14, 2020 with a declaration of write in candidacy through February 18, 2020.

Notice of Deadline to File posted December 16, 2019.

Application for a Place on the Ballot

**Complete 2020 Election Packet for Candidates**

 

Voting Information 

Notice of Voting Order Priority

Voter Registration Information (Texas Secretary of State Office)

Last day to register to be eligible to vote - April 2nd, 2020

Early Voting by personal appearance:

  • Monday, April 20, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 to Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Election Day

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For Candidates

It is the responsibility and honor of the City Secretary's Office to conduct and oversee the City Council election process for the City of Venus. Elections are conducted annually on the Uniform Election Day in May (the first Saturday in May.)

However, Texas Election laws regarding campaign finances and legal matters limit the role of the City Secretary’s Office to accepting and filing the various candidate applications, affidavits and statements and noting the date of filing. 

The required election forms and instruction guides are provided on this site for your convenience. Please note that all election records and campaign reports are considered Open Records and will be viewed as such by newspaper/media reporters and opponents.

Political Sign Information

City of Venus Temporary Sign Ordinance - Political Signs

Texas Department of Transportation - Rules on Campaign Signs / Political and Campaign Signs pamphlet

Political Advertising - What You Need To Know

Reporting, Contributions & Expenditures

Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions and expenditures are to be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at (512) 463-5800 or (800) 325-8506 

Election Law

Questions regarding election law are to be directed to the Secretary of State at (512) 463-5650 or (800) 252-86836