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Res 65-17 Ordering a General Election on the First Tuesday in April of Each YearRESOLUTION NO. 17 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, Chap- ter il.,, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. it .is provided that there shall be held in each Municipality in the State of Texas on the first Tuesday in April of each year, a general election for the purpose of electing officers of said Munici- pality: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDER- MEN OF THE TOWN OF WEST'LAKE, TEXAS: I. THAT the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, at a regular meeting held this date., does hereby order an election of officers for tho Town of Westlake, Texas, to be held on Tuesday, April 6, 1965 , for the purpose of electing a Mayor, five Aldermen an a Stars al, for a tern of one year, from April 6, 1965 , or until -their successors are duly elected and quali led. The candidates for Mayor, Aldermen and Marshal., re- ceiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such offices for a term -,of one year. II. FOR the purpose of said election, the entire Town is hereby constituted one voting precinct; the polling, place for said election shall be the Reception Room of the Boat House, Circle "T" Ranch, within staid Town, and said election shall be :geld. between the hours of'7a00 A. M. and said 7.00-P. M. on the aforementioned date, and ttn following personas are. hereby ap-- . pointed to act as election officers Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire -- Asst. Presiding Fudge Edith Harve Clerk Clerk: 1Tii. No person shall be eligible for the offices aforemen- tioned unless he is qualified elector of the Town and has resided in the State of Texas for a period of one year.. and in -the Town for six (6) months next preceding the elocs'lon at which he is elected. AM ANY eligible and qualified person may have his ,name printed. upon the official ballot as an independent Candidate for the offices herein provided for by filing his sworn applica- tion -with the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 17,1965, The appl]..cation shall state the specific office being sought by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible and qualified under the Laws of -'-.-he Stat -le of Texas, to become a candidate for and hold the Office being sought, if elected. V. (A) The f"orm of the sworn application shall be sub- stantially as follows: To the Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas, Greetings-. hereby make appli- c:ation to have my name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate fo ' r the office of to be voted 'upon at the Town Elec- tion to beT he -15 on the day of and I hereby reby certify that I have resided in the State of Texas for at least one year and. in the Town of Westlake, Texas,, for at least sixmonthsprior to the date of such election, and am qualified to make this application and. that T am. legally qualified to hold such office, if elected. CA�NTDIDATE'S 81—GNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUTNTY OF TARRANT I being duly sworn, L depose. —and say that the 5T -_ items �_n_ts contained in the foregoing applicat-ion are true. Signed Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of A. D. 2.9 Notary Public in andor Tarrant County, Texas (B) Such sworn application may be accompanied with a petition signed. by qualified electors, although such peti- tion is not required. (C) Such sworn application shall be accompanied with an executed copy of the "Loyalty Affidavit" as required by Article 6.o1(2) 1951 Election Code in Vernon's Texas Civil Sta- tutes, in substantially the following formi .9 of the Town of West- 1a.k , Texas, �County of Tarrant, State of Texas being a candidate for the office of .9 do solemnly swear that I believe in and approve of our present representative -form of government, and if elected, I will. support and defend our representative form of government and shall resist any effort to movement from. any part thereof, and I will support and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of the State of Texas. CIMDIDATEIS SIGNATU Sworn to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, this the day of A. D. 19 Notary ublic in andfor Tarrant County,, Texas In the event five (5) per cent or over the qualified voters of the Town (of the entire votes cast in the Town at the Last General Election) nominate a Candidate for either of the offices herein provided 'by petition signed by such voters, such Candidate may have his name printed upon the ballot by filing his sworn application, accompanied by the Loyalty Affidavit as hereinabove set out, with -the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 17 _. 19 65. The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant E—f OFM of such. application. Vii. The names of all those who have filed their sworn appli- cations to have their names printed on the official ballot as well as those that are nominated by petition, as candidates shall be posted.by the Town Secretary in a conspicuous place at the office of the said Secretary for inspection of the Public for at least thirty (30) days before the date of said Election. The Town Secretary shall preserve for a period of two years all, applications, petitions and other related papers. VIII. Any person eligible to the offices herein provided for who has filed his sworn application in accordance with the provi- sions of this resolution, or who is nominated to any office by petition, shall. have his name printed on the official ballots. Any such person may cause his name to be withdrawn at any time before the official ballots are printed, by filing in writing with the Town Secretary a request to that effect over his signa- ture, duly attested to by a Notary Public. No name so withdrawn shall be printed on the ballots. IX. The ballots to be used in said election shall be pre- pared in the manner and form as provided in the election code of the State of Texas enacted by the 1951 Legislature. X. All qualified voters within the meaning of the Consti- tution and Laws of the State of Texas, who have resided in the State of Texas for a period of one year., and in the Town of West- lake for a period of six months prior to the date of the election herein"provided for shall be entitled to vote at such election. XI. I ,Toting by absentee ballot in said election shall com- mence on March 27 _, 19_6�, at the office of the Town Secre- tary, Westlake, Texas. Voting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M., April XII. The election officers above named shall make and deliver the returns of said election in triplicate, one being retained by the presiding Judge, one delivered to the Mayor of the Town, and one delivered to the Town Secretary. The ballot box containing the signature stubs from ballots used in said election shall be delivered to the District Clerk of Tarrant County., Texas., and other ballot boxes and election records and supplies shall be preserved by the Town Secretary in the proper office as by law provided.. The Board of Aldermen will meet not less than five and not r jore than 5even days following said. election for the purpose of canvassing the returns of said election. XIII. The Mayor is hereby directed to give notice of said election which shall be signed by the Mayor under the attest of the To Secretary, and. shall state the purpose of the election, the Officers to be elected., and. the Marshal. shall post a pro- perly executed copy of the election proclamation at the polling place herein provided and two copies at two other public places -within the Town. Such notices shall have attached thereto a c -entified copy ofthin resolution. XIV. Said. election shall be held and oonducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas for the holding of General Elections for State acd County Offices except as otherwise pro- vided by Chapter '11, Title 28, and the 1951 Election Code of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. ADOFTF,D this 6" day of A04-oZ A � D. 19 ATTEST -2 TOWN SECRET APPRO7.7ED,. 6� MAYOR ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUN'.17 OF TARRAWII TOWN OF WESTLAKE ELECTION ORDER I, JOHN A. McGUIRE , Mayor of the TOWN OF power vested in me by law, do WESTLAKE,, TEXAS, y V-Lrtue of h hereby order that an, election be held in the Town of Westlake, Texas,, on A-Pril P 1965_.., being the first Tuesday thereof, for the purpose of electing the following officers of said Town, A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year. from April 6 9 ted a19_6F, o r until their 1 successors are duly elecnd quElified. The can- didate for Mayor, five Aldermen and Marshal receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such ofT ices for a term. of one year; And., that said election shall be held at the Reception Room of the Boat House, .Circle "T" w Ranch, in said Ton, and the follow- ing named persons are hereby appointed Managers thereof$ towit g Ethel.Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Harvey 0 1 P, rk Clerk ELECTION NOTICE The Marshal ie hereby directed and, instructed to post a properly exec).ted copy of this Order and Notice of Election- at the Reception Room of the Boat House, Circle "T" Ranch, the place where this election will be held, and at two other p-ubl-,A,c places within the Town. Said Notice shall be posted 3o days before the date of said election. Signed and executed this A. D. 1965 ATTEST TOWN SEC,R=ARY day of 1.>A/4412Z .9 MAYOR' TOWN, OF WESTLAKE,