City Council and Local Option Election Set
- Date Published
- Feb 19, 2019
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City Council and Local Option Election Set for May 4 - This week the city council ordered the elections that will be held on May 4, 2019. The following will be on the ballot for voters to consider:
- A general election to elect a Mayor and City Council Places 3 and 5.
- A special election to fill a vacancy for City Council Place 1.
- A local option election for the purpose of legalizing the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.
Individual cities in Texas have local control over what types of alcoholic beverages can be legally sold in their communities. Citizens in a community can hold a local option election and decide to legalize or prohibit the sale of different types of alcoholic beverages (beer, ale/wine, or distilled spirits) for on- or off-premise consumption. On January 2, 2019, a petition was filed with the City Secretary and certified, in accordance with Section 501.031 of the Texas Election Code. State law requires that, upon receipt of a valid petition, the City Council order a local option election to be held on the next uniform election date. For more information about local option elections, view frequently asked questions.
For voting information such as precinct hours and locations, voter registration information, and early voting times, Ellis County voters should visit co.ellis.tx.us/elections and Dallas County voters should visit dallascountyvotes.org.