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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 Smithville at its Special Called Emergency Council Meeting voted to approve a Resolution to postpone the City’s May 2, 2020, General Election until November 3, 2020.
Voter Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020
Deadline to submit an Application for Ballot by Mail: October 23, 2020
Dates for Early Voting: October 19, 2020 – October 30, 2020
May 1, 2021, General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be held at City Hall, 317 Main Street, Smithville, Texas
The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 1,2, and 3, on May 1, 2021, General Election will be January 13, 2021; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 12, 2021.
The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 12, 2021.
The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Smithville City Council are found in the City Ordinances.
BASTROP COUNTY BURN BAN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
On Friday, July 24, 2020, Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape issued a county-wide BURN BAN in effect until further notice.read more >
CITY COUNCIL MANDATES FACE COVERINGS IN PUBLIC BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020 @ NOON
The Smithville City Council voted unanimously to pass an emergency ordinance mandating citizens to wear face coverings in public. This action is necessary ...read more >
CITY OF SMITHVILLE WATER PRESSURE UPDATE
The loss of water pressure in our community over the weekend was due to a communication failure with the system that activates pumps that fill the ground w...read more >