CITY SERVICES

May 9, 2015 General Election

Election Day Vote Centers

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, registered voters will be able to cast their Election Day ballots at ANY of the Vote Centers Listed Below from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.  (El dia de Eleccion es sabado 9 de mayo de 7:00 am a 7:00 pm. Votantes inscritos podran emitir su voto el dia de elecciones en CUALQUIERA de los Centros de Votacion) 

•Bellmead Civic Center – 3900 Parrish Street, Waco
•Calvary Baptist Church – 1001 N. 18th A Street, Waco
•Central Christian Church – 4901 Lake Shore Drive, Waco
•Cesar Chavez Middle School – 700 S. 15th Street, Waco
•China Spring Intermediate School – 4001 Flat Rock Road, Waco
•Fellowship Bible Church – 5200 Speegleville Road, McGregor
•First Assembly of God Church – 6701 Bosque Boulevard, Waco
•Lorena Primary School – 1191 Old Lorena Road, Lorena
•MCC Conference Center – 4601 N. 19th Street, Waco
•South Waco Library – 2737 S. 18th Street, Waco
•University High School – 3201 S. New Road, Waco
•Waco Convention Center – 100 Washington Avenue, Waco
•Waco Multi-Purpose Community Center – 1020 Elm Street, Waco

NOTICE OF ELECTION

The General Election for the City of Waco will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  City of Waco positions on the May 9, 2015 ballot are City Council District II, District IV and District V to serve for the full term of two years.
(La eleccion general de la Ciudad de Waco sera el sabado, 9 de mayor 2015. Las posiciones disponibles para la Ciudad de Waco son Concejal de  Distrito II,  Distrito IV, y Distrito V para que sirvan los términos completos de dos años.)

Current Candidate List

May 9, 2015 Sample Ballots

PCTS: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, 18, 22, 25, 57

PCTS: 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40, 44, 52, 54, 63, 78, 81, 82, 83

PCTS: 9, 38, 39

PCT: 41

PCTS: 1, 7, 8, 10, 35, 42, 49

Voting Information

Early Voting

Early Voting for the City of Waco will begin Monday, April 27 and continue through Tuesday, May 5. Early Voting hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 27 to May 1 with extended early voting hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on May 2, 4, and 5.
(La votación adelantada para la eleccion de la ciudad de Waco comenzará el lunes, 27 de abril  y continuará hasta el martes, 5 de mayo.  Las horas para votar serán de las 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., el 27 de abril al 1 de mayo con horas extendidas para la votación adelantada el 2, 4 y 5 de mayo de las 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Early Voting Locations

  • McLennan County Elections Administration Office - Records Building
    214 North 4th Street, Suite 300, Waco, TX 76701
  • First Assembly of God Church
    6701 Bosque Boulevard, Waco, TX 76710

Election Day Voting

Election Day is Saturday, May 9 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Registered voters will be able to cast their Election Day ballots at ANY of the Vote Centers listed below.
(El dia de Eleccion es sabado 9 de mayo de 7:00 am a 7:00 pm. Votantes inscritos podran emitir su voto el dia de elecciones en CUALQUIERA de los Centros de Votacion) 

Voters must show an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. A list of acceptable forms of ID is listed here.
(Se requerirá que el votante muestre una forma de identificación con foto en el sitio electoral antes que se le permita votar. Una lista de identificación está aqui)

Voter registration applications are available at the City Secretary’s Office in City Hall, the Waco McLennan County Libraries, the Department of Public Safety and the McLennan County Elections Office in the County Records Building.
(Las solicitudes para registro de votantes están disponibles en la Oficina de la Secretaria de la Ciudad (City Hall), las bibliotecas de Waco-Condado de McLennan, el Departamento de Seguridad Pública, o la Oficina de Elecciones del Condado de McLennan en el Edificio de Registros del Condado.)

About Elections

The regular election of Council members is held on the second Saturday in May of each year.  Each Council member serve for two year terms.  The Mayor and Council members from District I and III are elected in even number years.  The Council members from Districts II, IV, and V are elected in odd number years.  For more information contact the City Secretary at 750-5750 or come by the office on the 1st floor of City Hall, 300 Austin Avenue.

Standard Eligibility Requirements for Public Office

Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory, as applicable, for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot
  • Candidate must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

City of Waco Home Rule Charter Requirements

  • Citizen of United States
  • 21 years of age
  • Qualified voter of the State and City for 12 months immediately preceding the date of election
  • If elected from a district, must be a resident of the district for six months preceding the date of election
  • Candidate will file application with City Secretary designating office sought and sworn statement by the candidate that they are fully qualified under the Laws of the State of Texas and the provisions of the Charter

Qualified Voter*

  • Election Code Sec. 11.001 and 11.002 A person meets the age requirement for voting on the day before his 18th birthday [Sec. 1.016]
  • 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Not disqualified as mentally incompetent
  • Not disqualified as a convicted felon [Discharge papers issued by pardons & paroles division]
  • Resident of the state on the day of the election
  • A registered voter on the day of the election

*Qualified Voter:
Registered voter who meets all other requirements for voting. A registration becomes effective on the 30th day after the day the application is submitted to the registrar or on the date the applicant becomes 18 years old, whichever is later. [Sec. 13.143]

Eligibility to Vote

Election Code Sec. 11.001

  • Be a qualified voter as defined above
  • Be a resident of the territory covered by the election for the office on which the person desires to vote
  • Satisfy all other requirements for voting prescribed by law for particular election.

City of Waco District Maps:

*City of Waco Election Facts*

City Officials History

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