Every year there is a chance that Avery will conduct an election. In order for there to be an election, there must be at least two opponents running for the same seat or office. On even numbered years the Mayor, Seat 2 Council, and Seat 4 Council come up for election. On odd numbered years Seat 1 council, Seat 3 council, and Seat 5 council come up for election. The only exception to this is if the current Seat or Office member was appointed. The law for our Type A General Law City is: The appointed may hold office until the next General Election (not till the end of term). This law is to allow the citizens the choice through election instead of the governing board controlling the full term. If you have any questions , please feel free to contact your city secretary at (903) 684-3825.
Each City pays a yearly fee to their Voter Registrar for the use of the electronic Voting Booth/s- $1114.00 estimated; The price for ballots, voting machine programming and mailing - $1575.00 estimated; 1 Early Voting and 1 Election Day Kit - $ 145.00 estimated; Early Voting Clerk, Judge, and other clerks need to be paid as well - $600 - $700 estimated.
As you can see with this approximate $3,500 investment - will everyone please COME AND VOTE
NOTICE OF VOTING ORDER PRIORITY
Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.
1) A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given
voting order priority.
2) Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the
use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic,
neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk
200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive device.
3) Voters who wish to be given voting order priortity, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote
at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place, may indicate this
to any election officer serving at the polling place. The presiding election judge will determine whether the
voter and the voter's assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.
ORDER OF ELECTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES
An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 4, 2019 for the purpose of:
Avery City Council
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:
250 Business Hwy 82, Avery, TX. 75554
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning on April 22, 2019
and ending on April 30, 2019
Hours for April 22nd and April 30th are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p. m.
Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to
250 Business Hwy 82
Avery, Tx. 75554
Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on:
May 4, 2019.
IIssued this the 19th day of February, 2019.