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2021 Election Notice

vote graphic2020 Election Information

The General Election to elect two persons to serve on the City Council, each for a two-year term, and one person to serve as Mayor for a two-year term, was originally scheduled for May 2, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott issued a Disaster Proclamation that ordered elections scheduled for May 2, 2020, to be postponed to November 3, 2020, and the City of Belton complied with the order (see resolution).

As a result, the terms of Mayor Marion Grayson, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Carpenter and Councilmember Guy O’Banion were remanded to continue until General Election results are canvassed. The following candidates filed for office (n
o additional candidates were allowed to file during the postponement):

Candidate for Mayor:
Wayne Carpenter

Candidates for Councilmember (2 seats):
Daniel Bucher
Guy O'Banion (incumbent)
Cindy Black


The City is contracting with Bell County to administer its General Election, which allows voters to vote at four Belton locations on Election Day, as well as other Bell County polling locations.

Early Voting
During the early voting period residents may vote in Belton at the Bell County Courthouse Annex or five other Bell County locations.

Locations

  • Belton - Bell County Courthouse Annex, 550 East 2nd Ave.
  • Killeen - Bell County Annex, 304 Priest Drive
  • Killeen -Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd
  • Temple - Bell County Annex, 205 East Central Ave
  • Salado - Salado Church of Christ, 217 North Stagecoach
  • Harker Heights - Parks & Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing
Hours

  • October 13-16: (Tuesday-Friday) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 17: (Saturday) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 18: (Sunday) Noon to 5 p.m.
  • October 19-23: (Monday-Friday) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 24: (Saturday) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 25: (Sunday) Noon to 5 p.m.
  • October 26-30: (Monday-Friday) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 
Election Day
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Belton Polling Locations

  • Belton Nazarene Church, 1701 Sparta Road
  • Belton Annex, 550 E. 2nd Avenue
  • Christ the King Catholic Church, 210 E. 24th Avenue
  • Belton Senior Center, 842 S. Mitchell Street
Registered voters may vote at any of the 41 polling locations in Bell County on Election Day.
Notice of Voting Priority

Absentee Voting and Ballot By Mail

Registered voters in Belton are eligible to request a ballot by mail if ANY of the following conditions prevents them from voting in person during the early voting period or on Election Day.
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Disability
  • Expected absence from the County on Election Day AND the entire period of early voting
  • Confinement in jail, but otherwise eligible to vote
Ballot by mail applications are available online in English and Spanishor at the Bell County Elections Department at the Belton Courthouse Annex, 550 E. 2nd Avenue, Belton, TX 76655. 
 
Mail ballot by mail applications to:
Bell County Elections Department
P.O. Box 1629
Belton, Texas 76513

Register to Vote

 Register to vote online with Bell County Elections. It takes 30 days for a registration to be in effect. 

Candidate Qualification Information

To run for City Council, a candidate must file for office within the posted filing period. In addition, see below for qualifications outlined by the City of Belton Charter and the State of Texas Election Code.

 Belton Home Rule Charter Qualifications 

  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Belton for at least the previous 12 months
  • Must be at least 18
  • Must not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the City
  • City employees are not eligible to file
  • May not hold any other elected public office
  • Candidates may only file for one office per election
  • A councilmember with a year or more remaining on his or her term must resign to run for Mayor

 Texas Eligibility Requirements for Public Office

  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in state continuously for previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office




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May 2020 Election (postponed to November)

The mayor position and two councilmember positions are expiring. Each position is elected at-large for two-year terms. The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot for council or mayor positions is Jan. 15, 2020. The last day to file is Feb. 14, 2020. The last day to file as a write-in candidate is Feb. 18, 2020.

Early Voting
 City Hall (Conference Room) 
333 Water Street
                     Election Day
 Harris Community Center 
401 N. Alexander Street
April 20-24 
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  May 2  
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
April 27-28 
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
   


2019 Election Information
vote graphicThe City of Belton's 2019 General Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. Four City councilmember positions are expiring. Each councilmember is elected at-large for two-year terms. The five candidates for the four open positions are (alphabetical order):

  • Cindy Black
  • Craig Pearson**
  • Dan Kirkley*
  • David K. Leigh*
  • John Holmes*

 *incumbent
**Mayor Pro Tem


Early Voting
 City Hall (Conference Room) 
333 Water Street
                     Election Day
 Harris Community Center 
401 N. Alexander Street
April 22-26 
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  May 4  
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
April 29-30 
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)