Elections/Elecciones

Elections/Elecciones

Election Clerk

Amy M. Casey, TRMC
333 Water Street

PO Box 120
Belton, TX 76513
254-933-5817
acasey@beltontexas.gov

Elections/Elecciones
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2020 Election Information

The City of Belton's 2020 General Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. 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.)
   


 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 Spanish, or at the City Clerk's office at Belton City Hall, 333 Water Street, Belton, TX 76655. 
 
Mail ballot by mail applications to:
Amy M. Casey, TRMC
City Clerk
City of Belton
PO Box 120
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


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.)