House Bill 305 Election Disclosure: The following information related to the District’s elections for members of the Board of Directors is being posted by the District pursuant to Section 2051.152 of the Texas Government Code (enacted by House Bill 305 during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session):
1. The date and location of the next election for members of the Board of Directors of the District:
Elections for directors of the District are conducted on the Saturday May 2, 2020 election date.
The election shall be conducted at the polling places established by Smith County to serve the county’s regular election precincts within the District, as required by Sections 42.0621 and 43.004 of the Texas Election Code.
2. The requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the District:
In order to be qualified to serve as a director of a municipal utility district, Section 54.102 of the Texas Water Code requires that a person be at least 18 years old, a resident citizen of the State of Texas, and either own land subject to taxation in the district or be a qualified voter within the district.
A person that desires to be a candidate for the director election must timely complete and submit an application for a place on the ballot for the election. Applications for a place on the ballot may be obtained from the District’s Administrative Office located at 12162 HWY 155 N. Tyler, TX. 75708, or may be downloaded and printed out from the Secretary of State’s website (https://www.sos.state.tx.us/
The deadline for filing the application for a place on the ballot is 78 days prior to the election. For the May 2, 2020 director election, the deadline for filing the application for a place on the ballot will be Friday, February 14, 2020. The deadline for write-in candidates is 74 days before the election. For the May 2, 2020 director election, the deadline for write-in candidates is Tuesday February 18, 2020.
Completed applications for a place on the ballot may be filed in person or by mail to the District at the following address: 12162 HWY 155 N. Tyler, TX. 75708.