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Res 67-21 Ordering a General Election on the First Tuesday in April of Each YearRESO!MiON NO. 21 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28., 0hap- ter 11, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, it is provided that there shall be beld 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 WESTLAKE,, 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 ofofficersfor tbo Town of Westlake, Texas, to be held on Tuesday, April 4. 1967 , for the purpose of electing a Mayor, five Aldermen —and a MarshaT, for a term of one year, from April 4, 1967 , or until their successors are duly elected and .'Ified. The 'candidates for Mayor,, Aldermen and Marshall, 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 Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch, within said Town., and said.election shall be held between the hours of 7:00 A. M. and said 7600 P. M. on the aforementioned date., and t1ne following persons are hereby ap-. pointed to act as election officers: thel Odom Presiding Judge — LUQY MQ9 ire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Ha ry-e Y_ Clerk Clerk No person shall be eligible for the offices aforemen- tioned unless he i ' s 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 election at which he is elected. IV. 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 filinghis sworn applica- tion -with the Mayor not later than Midnight, March �l �67• The application shall state the specific office being sought by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible and qtualified under the Laws of the State of Texas, to become a candidate for and hold. the office being sought, if elected. V. (A) The form of the sworn application shall be sub- stantially as follows: To the Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas., Greetings: I., . hereby make appli- cation to have my name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate for the office of .P to be voted upon at the Town Elec- tion to be held —on the day of- __p 19-- ; and I hereby 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 six months prior to the date of such election, and am qualified to make this application and that I am legally qualified to hold such office, if elected. CaTDIDATE I S SIGNATUR STATE OF TEXAS 0070TY OF TARRAINITT I, being duly sworn, depose and say ,hat the statd6ents contained in the foregoing application are true. Signed Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of , A. D. 19 0 Notary Public in and for 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 6.01(2) 1951 Election Code in Vernon's Texas Civil Sta- tutes, in substantially the following form.. I. , of the Town of West- lake, Texas, County of Tarrant-, State of Texas, being a candidate for the office of do solemnly swear that I believe in and approve of our present representative fonn of government, and if elected,, I will support and defend our representative form of government and shall resist any of 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. CANDIDATE'S SIGNAT7FT__ Sworn, to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, this the day of , A. D. 19 Notary Public in analfor Tarrant County, Texas VI. 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 _� , 19�. The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a Torm of such application. 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 I -W Ant �77 0 0 jposted by the Town Secretary in a conspicuous place at the 'loffice 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, lapplications, 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 ipetition, 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 iwith 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 provided rovided for shall be entitled to vote at such election. XI. Voting by absentee ballot in said election shall com- mence on March 14 19 _.kL, at the he office of the Town Seore- tary, Westlake, Texa.so Voting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M. April 1 , 19 67. 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 Distric*'L, 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 wi-Ill meet not less than five and not more than seven days following said election for the purpose of canvassing the returns of said election. XIII. The Mayor 15 hereby directed to give notice of said election which shall be. signed by the Mayor under the attest of the Town 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 provid-ed and two copies at two other public places within the Town. Such notices shall have attached thereto a -entified copy of this resolution. XIV. Said. election shall be held and conducted in accordance with the laws of 'the State of Texas for the holding of General Electi ono for Stat_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. ADOPTED this 2S_;�_z day of A.D. 19/1). --7--- ATT'EST 2 F11 ':'0`v4N SECRETARY MAYOR ORDER AND NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE I ELECTION ORDER I., JOHNA, MQ21112E , Mayor of the TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order that an election be held in the Town of Westlake, Texas,, on Aril 4, 19�§L being the first Tuesday T ---L — thereof, for he purpose —of electing the following officers of said llowrl,' A Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from, April 45 , 1967 , or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The can- didate for Mayor, five Aldermen and Marshal receiving the highest nun—ber of votes shall be elected to such offices for a term. of one year; And., that said, election shall be held at the Reception Room of the Horse Barn., Circle "T" Ranch, in said Town, and the follow- ing named persons are hereby appointed Managers thereof, to wit: Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst. Presiding Judge Edith Harvey— Clerk Clerk - ELECTION NOTICE The Marshal is hereby directed and, instructed to post a properly ez-.11ICIZc1j.ted copy of this Order and Notice of Election at the Reception Roo:. of the Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch., the place where this election will be held, and at two other public places within the Town. Said Notice shall be posted 3o days before the date of said. election. Signed and executed this the 25th day of February A. D. 19�_® ---4 Z-11 ATTESTg TOWN SECRET MAYOR, TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS