Elections
City of Timpson Elections:​

​​The City of Timpson General Elections are held on the first Saturday of May each year.  Poll hours for Election Day are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Timpson High School gymnasium.  Early Voting is April 20 - 28, 2020 at City Hall, 456 Jacob St., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

​​City Council positions are staggered at-large places that are elected as follows:
•Even Years: Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4
•Odd Years: City Council Places 1, 3 and 5

​​​The City of Timpson contracts with Shelby County for Election Services and the poll sites are set by Shelby County.

​​The next City Election will be held on May 2, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4. These positions are currently held by:

Mayor Debra Smith
City Council Place 2 – Teri Alexander
City Council Place 4 – Yvonne Ramsey


For questions or additional information, please contact the City Secretary, Misty Burgess at citysecretary@cityoftimpson.com

​​​​NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT
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Candidate Filing Information

The City Secretary is required to post a Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot, by Monday December 16, 2019, which will include the following information:

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot:     Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot:    Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Writ In Candidacy:                 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


Supporting Documents​​
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Application for a Place on the City Election Ballot
Declaration of Write-in Candidacy for City Election​
Appointment of Campaign Treasurer​
Appointment  of Campaign Treasurer Information​
Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot​ (posted 10/16/19)

Qualifications for Office

The City of Timpson is a Type A General Law City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032). The following are the required qualifications to run for office:

Mayor
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to the filing
deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
Age -- 18
Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

Alderman (City Council)
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
Age -- 18
Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

*Effective September 1, 2015, House Bill 484 amends Election Code Section 141.001 to provide a new general rule (for most offices) that a candidate must be a registered voter of the territory elected from as of the filing deadline (unless outside law conflicts). Given the effective date, the candidacy portion of the new law was NOT effective for candidates with applications due August 24, 2015 for the November 3, 2015 election (regular filing deadline) or any special election to fill a vacancy ordered before September 1, 2015. However, the new law applied to candidates in a special election ordered on or after September 1, 2015. Thus, candidates in a special election ordered on or after September 1, 2015, must be registered voters of the territory as of the date of the filing deadline for that election.

The new law also adds Government Code Section 601.009 to provide a new general rule that office-holders must be registered voters of the area they were elected from as of the time they are sworn in. Given the effective date, the officer-elect portion of the new law will be in effect for new officers elected November 3, 2015. This portion of the law is similar to requirements most general law cities and school districts already have. The new law will also apply to home-rule cities. Under the new law, the officer-elect must be registered to vote by the time of swearing in (qualifying for office).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Physical Address:
456 Jacob St.
​Timpson, TX  75975
Ph (936) 254-2421​​​​​
Fax (936) 254-​2933

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 369
Timpson, TX  75975​​​​