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February 24, 2012 - City of Mission Ord. No. 3742

ORDINANCE NO. 3742

AN ORDINANCE CALLING A GENERAL ELECTION IN MISSION, TEXAS PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF COUNCILMEMBERS FOR PLACES TWO AND FOUR; PROVIDING FOR POLLING PLACES AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO SAID ELECTION.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS:

SECTION 1: Pursuant to the requirement of Article 3 of the Charter of the City of Mission and Ordinance No. 2250, an election is to be called to be held in the City of Mission, Texas, on the second Saturday, in May, 2012, the same being the Twelfth (12) of May, 2012, for the purpose of electing Councilmembers for Places Two and Four for the City of Mission, Texas.

SECTION 2: Such officials shall be elected for terms prescribed by the city charter in effect at the time of said election.

SECTION 3: Said election shall be conducted and held in accordance with the Charter of the City of Mission and the laws of the State of Texas.

SECTION 4: Any eligible and qualified person may have his name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate for any of the offices to be selected by filing his sworn application for such particular office with the City Secretary during the period of February 4, 2012 and before 5:00 p.m. central standard time on March 5, 2012 at City Hall, 1201 E. 8th St., Mission, Texas.

The application shall state the particular office being sought by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible and qualified under the Charter of the City of Mission and the laws of the State of Texas to become a candidate for and hold office sought, if elected.

SECTION 5: The City Officials to be elected shall be for Councilmembers for Places Two and Four. Each such numbered place is a separate office and each candidate shall designate in his sworn application the office or number and place for which is filing.

SECTION 6: Any person eligible for the office for which he has filed his sworn application in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance shall have his name printed on the official ballot without party designation. Any such person may cause his name to be withdrawn at any time before March 8, 2012 by filing in writing with the City Secretary a request to that effect over his own signature, duly sworn and arrested before a notary public. No name to withdrawn shall be printed on the ballots. At least twenty days prior to the election, the City shall have the ballots printed.

SECTION 7: Every qualified voter who desires to cast any early vote and expects to be absent on the day of said election, or is otherwise entitled to vote early under the provisions of the applicable statutes of the State of Texas, shall upon proper application be entitled to an official ballot and the right to cast such ballot in accordance with the early voting laws of the State of Texas, particularly Title 7, Texas Election Code.

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at City Hall, 1201 E. 8th St. and Bannworth Gym, 1822 N. Shary Road, Mission, Texas as follows.

Monday, April 30, 2012 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, May 7, 2012 – 8 am..-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Applications for early ballots to be voted by mail shall be made to City Secretary, Anna Carrillo or her designated assistant who shall conduct the early voting in said election in the manner prescribed by the applicable statutes of the State of Texas. The period for accepting applications for early ballots to be voted by mail for the General Election is hereby scheduled for March 13, 2012 through May 4, 2012.

SECTION 8: Voting machines shall be used for the General Election which election shall be held in compliance with the provisions of the Texas Election Code and the vote shall be upon an official ballot prepared in such a manner as will permit the voters to vote for the candidates of their choice.

SECTION 9: The City of Mission shall be divided into five municipal voting precincts. The five municipal election precincts shall be as follows:

THE NORTHEAST PRECINCT includes the area bounded by Conway Avenue (State Highway 107) on the West, Stewart Road on the East, U.S. Highway 83 Business on the South, and Mile 2 North Road on the North. The municipal election precinct is within County Election Precincts No. 9 and 103 (precincts subject to change). Polling place: Bryan Elementary School Cafeteria.

THE SOUTHEAST PRECINCT includes that area bounded by Conway Avenue (State Highway 107) on the west, Stewart Road on the East, U.S. Expressway 83 on the south, and Business Highway 83 on the North; and also includes that area bounded by Stewart Road on the West, the Mission City Limits on the East and south and Old Military Rd. (mile 4 South) on the North (otherwise known as Lots 31, 32, 41, 42 & 43, John H. Shary Subdivision). This municipal precinct is within the County Election Precincts Nos. 10, 12 & 102. (precincts subject to change) Polling place: Castro Elementary School Cafeteria.

THE NORTHWEST PRECINCT includes the area bounded by Inspiration Road on the West, Conway Avenue (State Highway 107) on the East, Business Highway 83 on the south and Mile 2 North on the East, Mile 2 North and also includes that area bounded by Moorefield Road on the West, Trosper Rd. on the East, Mile 2 North on the south, and city limits on the North; and also includes that area bounded by Moorefield on the West, Inspiration Road the H.C.I.D. No. 1 Edinburg Main Canal on the East and Griffin Parkway (FM 495) on the South; and also includes Lot 1, Another Closet Subdivision, No. 3. This municipal election precinct is within County Election Precinct No. 28, 78, 98, 99 and 100 (precincts subject to change) Polling place: Mission High School Old Gym.

THE SOUTHWEST PRECINCT includes the area bounded Inspiration Road on the West, Conway venue (State Highway 107) on the East, Mile 1 South Road on the South, and Business Highway 83 on the North, and also includes the area bounded by City Limits on the West and South, Inspiration road on the East, and the H.C.I.D. NO. 1 Edinburg Main Canal on the North; and also includes the area bounded by the City Limits on the West and South, Stewart Road on the East, and Old Military Road and Mile 4 South on the North. This municipal election precinct is within County Election Precinct No. 29, 94 & 128 (precincts subject to change). Polling place: Pearson Elementary School Cafeteria.

THE SHARYLAND PRECINCT includes the area bounded by Stewart Road on the West, Taylor Road on the East, and the U.S. Expressway 83 on the South, and the city Limits on the North; and also includes the area bounded by Trosper Road on the West, Stewart Road on the East, Mile 2 North Road on the South, and the City Limits on the North; and also includes the area bounded by Inspiration Road on the West, Taylor Road and the City Limits on the East, the Perezville Drain/City Limits/Old Military Road and Mile 4 South Road on the South, and U.S. Expressway 83 on the North. This municipal election precinct is within County Election Precinct Nos. 38, 48, 63, 83, 95 and 101. (precincts subject to change) Polling place: Bannworth Gym.

SECTION 10: The polls at each Municipal Voting Precinct shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 12, 2012.

SECTION 11: The City Secretary is hereby directed to give notice of said election by posting said notice at the City Hall and to give notice by publication and otherwise as required by law.

READ, CONSIDERED, AND APPROVED by the City Council at a regular council meeting on the 13th day of February, 2012.

Norberto Salinas, Mayor

ATTEST: Anna Carrillo, City Secretary

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