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Ord 812 Calling General Election to elect three Council Members TOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 812 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE,TEXAS, CALLING AND ORDERING AN ELECTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THREE (3) COUNCIL MEMBERS TO BE HELD ON MAY 6, 2017, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 23.023, TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR THE ELECTION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the general election for the Town of Westlake as set forth by the Texas Election Code, is required to be held on May 6,2017, for the purpose of electing three(3) Council Members for two (2) year terms; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 271.002 of the Texas Election Code , the Town of Westlake election will be conducted jointly with other political subdivisions in Tarrant and Denton counties. NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE,TEXAS,THAT: SECTION 1: Election Order for General Election. That an election is hereby ordered to be held on the 6th day of May 2017, the second Saturday of that month, for the purpose of electing three (3) Council Members for two (2) year terms, in accordance with Section 23.023 of the Texas Local Government Code. SECTION 2: Polling Place. The polling places and the county elections precincts whose qualified voters shall cast ballots at such location as determined per the Joint Election Agreement and Contract for Elections Services with the Tarrant and Denton County Election Administrators.: The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 6, 2017, in accordance with and pursuant to the requirements of the Texas Election Code (the "Code"). SECTION 3: Filing Dates. In accordance with Section 143.007 of the Code, eligible persons wishing to become candidates must file an application with the Town Secretary of the Town of Westlake, Texas, beginning on January 18th through the 17th day of February 2017 until 5:00 o'clock p.m. Each application shall be on a form meeting the requirements of the Code. SECTION 4: Combined Ballots. Combined ballots may be utilized containing all of the offices and propositions to be voted on at each polling place,provided that no voter shall be given a ballot or permitted to vote for any office or proposition on which the voter is ineligible to vote. The County's voting equipment will be utilized for this election. Ordinance 812 Page 1 of 4 SECTION 5: Early Voting. Early Voting by personal appearance shall be conducted at the County's Main Early Voting location; Residents living in Tarrant County Tarrant County Elections Center 2700 Premier Street Fort Worth, Texas 76111 Residents living;in Denton County Denton County Elections 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101 Denton, Texas 76208 and branch offices for early voting by personal appearance shall be established as outlined in the Election Agreement and Contract for Election Services with Tarrant and Denton County. Tarrant County Elections Administrator and Denton County Election Administrator, are hereby appointed as the Early Voting Clerk and can appoint the necessary deputy clerks as required for early voting. In accordance with Section 85.001 of the Texas Election Code, early voting by personal appearance shall be as set forth below: Tarrant County Early Voting April 24-28 (Monday-Friday) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 29 (Saturday) 7:00 a.m. —7:00 p.m. April 30 (Sunday) 11:00 a.m. —4:00 p.m. May 1-2 (Monday—Tuesday) 7:00 a.m. —7:00 p.m. Denton County Early Voting April 24—April 29 (Monday— Saturday) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. May 1 —May 2 (Monday—Tuesday) 7:00 am. - 7:00 p.m. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 20, 2017. SECTION 6: Notice. Notice of said elections shall be given as required by the Texas Election Code. Ordinance 812 Page 2 of 4 SECTION 7: Election Officials. The election judge, alternate election judge, and ballot board will be appointed by the Tarrant and Denton County Elections Administrator, as permitted by law. The presiding judge shall appoint elections clerks as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the election. The election judge or the alternate election judge in the absence of the election judge, and the election clerks shall constitute the early voting ballot board. The election judge, and alternate election judge, and election clerks shall be qualified voters of the Town. SECTION 8: Election Results. That the candidates for Council who receive the highest number of votes shall be elected to two (2) year terms; The Mayor shall deliver a certificate of election to the successful candidates. In the event of a tie, the tied candidates shall cast lots to determine which one shall be declared elected; and SECTION 9: Governing Law. The election shall be held in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Texas and the Texas Election Code, and all resident qualified voters of the Town shall be eligible to vote at the election. SECTION 10: Submission to the United States Justice Department. The Town Secretary of the Town of Westlake, Texas, or the Town Attorney, is authorized to make such submissions as are necessary to the United States Justice Department to seek pre-clearance as required by law. SECTION 11: Necessary Actions. The Mayor and the Town Secretary, in consultation with the Town Attorney, are authorized and directed to take all actions necessary to comply with the provisions of the Texas Election Code, and the Town Code in carrying out and conducting the election, whether or not expressly authorized by this Order. SECTION 12: Severability Clause. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this order are severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section shall be declared invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of this order, since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council without the incorporation in this order of any such invalid or unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section. Ordinance 812 Page 3 of 4 SECTION 13: Effective Date. This order shall be effective upon its adoption. PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE,TEXAS, ON THIS 9t" DAY OF JANUARY 2017. ATTEST: Laura Wheat, Mayor Kelly dwarTown Secretary Thomas E. Brymer own Manager APPROVS T O : OF WEST I t nton LOyry T' oww'Attorney s ter' TEx P's Ordinance 812 Page 4 of 4 ORDER OF ELECTION FOR TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS ORDEN DE ELECCION PARA de la Ciudad de Yleestlake, Texas An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 6,2017,for the purpose of: Por la presente se ordena que se llevara a cabo una elelccion eldia 6 de Mayo del 2017, con el pr opositode: Elect three(3)Council Members for a 2 year term Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at La votacion adelantada en persona se llevara a cabo de lunes a viernes en TARRANT COUNTY RESIDENTS TOWN OF WESTLAKE TOWN HALL 1301 SOLANA BLVD,BLDG 4,STE 4202 WESTLAKE,TEXAS 76262 DENTON COUNTY RESIDENTS ROANOKE LIBRARY 308 S.WALNUT ROANOKE,TEXAS 76262 Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las solicitudes de boletas para votar por correo deberan enviarse a.) Election Administrator,Early Voting Clerk (Secretario De Votacion Adelantada,) PO Box 961011 Fort Worth,Texas 76161-0011 Election Administrator,Early Voting Clerk (Secretario De Votacion Adelantada,) PO Box 1720 Denton,TX 76202 Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Thursday,April 20,2017. (Las solicitudes de boletas para votar por correo deberan recibirse a rods tardar antes que las oftcinas hayan cerrado y no despues del Martes de abril 20 del 2017.) Early Voting by Personal Appearance Days and Hours (dias y horas de votacion temprano pro aparicion personal) Tarrant County Early Voting April(Abril)24-28(Monday-Friday)(tunes-Viernes) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. April(Abril)29(Saturday)(Sabado) 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. April(Abril)30(Sunday)(Domingo) 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. May(Mayo) 1-2(Monday—Tuesday)(Lanes—Martes) 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Denton County Early Voting April(Abril)24—April 29(Abril)2(Monday—Saturday)(Lunes—Sabado) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May(Mayo) i —May(Mayo)2(Monday—Tuesday)(Lunes—Martes) 7:00 am.-7:00 p.m. Issued this the 9th day of January,2017. Signature of Mayor Firma del Alcalde LENH TO CHU'C CAU CU CHO THI TRAN WESTLAKE,TEXAS Bang An ban nay, ban lenh to chitc bau cit vao nghy 6 Th6ng Nam, 2017,de: Chon ra ba (3)Th6nh vien Hoi long cho nhiem ky 2 nam Bau cit sdm tru'c tie"p se du'dc thttc hien vao moi ngay trong to-an tai: CAC CU'DAN QUAN TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE TOWN HALL 1301 SOLANA BLVD, BLDG 4, STE 4202 WESTLAKE,TEXAS 76262 CAC ar DAN QUAN DENTON ROANOKE LIBRARY 308 S. WALNUT ROANOKE,TEXAS 76262 C6c ddn An 16 phigu bau qua thu'can g6ii tdi: Election Administrator, Early Voting Clerk PO Box 961011 Fort Worth,Texas 76161-0011 Election Administrator, Early Voting Clerk PO Box 1720 Denton,TX 76202 C6c don xin la phieu bau qua thu'ph6i du'dc nhan kh6ng muon hdn gid d6ng c(ta vao Th(t Nam, 20 Th6ng TU, 2017. C6c Ngay vA Gies Mau cu'Sdm Talc tiep Bau cU Sdm d Quan Tarrant 24-28 Th6ng TY(Th(f Hai-Thu'Shu) 8:00 gid song -5:00 gib chieu 29 Th6ng Td(Th(t Bay) 7:00 gid sting—7:00 gid to"i 30 Th6ng TV(Ch6 Nhat) 11:00 gid song—4:00 gid chieu 1-2 Th6ng Nam (Th(t Hai—Th(f Ba) 7:00 gid sang—7:00 gid to"i Bau cu'Sdm d Quan Denton 24—29 Th6ng Tu'(Abri/)(Th(r Hai—ThU Bay) 8:00 gid sting -5:00 gid chieu 1—2 Th6ng Nam (Mayo)(Th(r Hai—Tha Ba) 7:00 gid sang -7:00 gid to"i Ban hanh vao ngay 9 Th6ng Mot, 2017. Chu krc6a Thi tru'dng