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Notice of Postponement of the May 2, 2020 General Election

On March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas certified that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster and, under the authority vested in the Governor by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, declared a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.

On March 18, 2020, the Governor issued a Proclamation suspending certain sections of the Texas Election Code, among others, to allow political subdivisions of the State that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to postpone General and Special Elections to the next uniform election date, which will occur on November 3, 2020.

On March 23, 2020, the City Council of the City of Balch Springs at its Regular Scheduled Meeting voted to approve an Ordinance to postpone the City’s May 2, 2020, General Election for Places 2, 4 and 6, until November 3, 2020.

Aviso de Aplazamiento de la Elección General del 2 de Mayo, 2020

El 13 de marzo 2020, el gobernador del Estado de Texas certificó que el virus coronavirus (COVID-19) amenaza un desastre inminente y que, bajo la autoridad concedida al gobernador por la Sección 418.014 del Código Gubernamental de Texas, él ha declarado estado de desastre para todos los condados en Texas. 

El 18 de marzo, 2020, el gobernador emitió una Proclamación para suspender ciertas secciones del Código Electoral de Texas, entre otras, para permitir que subdivisiones políticas en el estado que de otra manera hubieran llevado a cabo elecciones el 2 de mayo, 2020, que pospongan sus elecciones generales y especiales hasta la próxima fecha uniforme de elecciones que sería el 3 de noviembre, 2020.

El 23 de marzo, 2020, el Consejo de City of Balch Springs en su Reunión Regular votó para aprobar una Ordenanza que pospone la Elección General del 2 de mayo, 2020 de la Ciudad para los Puestos 2, 4, y 6, hasta la fecha del 3 de noviembre, 2020. 


About the General Election

 
An election is held each year on the first Saturday in May to elect council members. The City Council shall consist of seven council members, five of whom shall be elected from single member districts, and two of whom shall be elected at large. One of the two at-large members shall be the Mayor of the city. Four of the council members shall be elected in odd numbered years and three of the council members shall be elected in even numbered years.

Places

 
Each office of council member shall be designated as a place and in even numbered years the city shall elect council members to Place 2, which shall be designated as the at-large council place other than that of Mayor, Place 4 and Place 6, and in odd numbered years the city shall elect council members to Place 1 which shall be designated as the Office of Mayor, Place 3, Place 5 and Place 7.  All positions serve a two-year term.

Past & Present Elections

Here is an archive of current and past elections that have occurred within the City of Balch Springs. Click the Election year to view further details and information.

2020 Election
2019 Election
2018 Election