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Res 68-23 Ordering a General Election on the First Tuesday in April of Each YearRESOLUTION NO. 23 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, Qhap- ter ll., 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 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 of -•officers for the Town of Westlake, Texas., to be held on Tuesday., April 2 1968 , for the purpose of electing a Mayor, five Aldermen an a Marshal, for a term of one year, from April 2 .1968 or until their successors are duly electpd and qua— l fied. The candidates for Mayor., Aldermen and Marsha*'_, 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 7:00,P. M. on the aforementioned date, and t1e. following persons are hereby ap- pointed to act as election officers: Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Lucy McGuire Asst..Presiding Judge Edith Harvey Clerk Clerk TI. . 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 eiectLon 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 filing his sworn applica- tion with the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 16,1268. The application shall state the specific office being sought by the applicant and that the applicant is eligible and qualified 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.thesworn 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 pri-nTe—don the official ballot as an independent candidate for the office o J, to be voted -upon at the Town Elec- tion to be heldonthe day of -9 19..—.; and I hQreby 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 -1 am- legally qualified. to hold Such office, if elected. C.KNDIDATE'S SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COU'N711Y OF TARRANT :r, be -Ing duly sworn, d d say that the statements contained in the epose ayl foregoing application are true. Signed S4bscribed and sworn- to before we this day of A. D. 196 . Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas 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: of the Town of West- lake, Texas, County of Tarrant,, State of Texas, being a candidate for the office of J do solemnly swear that I believe in and approve of Q our present representative -form of government, and if Lee elected, I will support and defend our representative < form of government and shall resist any effort to 0 movement from any part thereof, and 1will support and z defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States < and of the State of Texas. UO CANDIDATE'S SIG'NATM Sworn to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas., Tarrant County, Texas., this the day of , A. D. 19 0 NoEary Public in andfor 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 Candid -ate 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 swoy7i application, accompanied by the Loyalty Affidavit as hereinabove set out, with.the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 16, 19 68. The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a fo"rm 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 ouch 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 -yrionths prior to the date of the election hereinprovided for shall be entitled to vote at such election. X1. Voting by absentee ballot in said election shall com- mence on March .19, _., 19 68, at the office of the Town Secre- tary., Westlake, Texas. 'V3_t7_ing by absentee ballot shall close at 5 Po M,,, 1968 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 Bbard of Alder -men will meet not less than five and not -more than seven days following said. election for the purpose of canvassing the returns of said election. The Mayor is hereby directed to give notice of said election whlch Shall. be signed by the Mayor under the attest of the `'`own Secretary,, and shall, state the purpose of the election, the Officers to be e-Lected., 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 Tcwn. 3-uch notices shall have attached. thereto a certified. copy of this resolution. Said. election shall be held and conducted in accordance with the I.avyB of the State of Texas for the holding of General Elections for Stat----, a County Offices except as otherwise pro- vided by Chapter "Ll, Title 28, and the 1951 Election Code of the Revised. Civil, Statutes of Texas. ADOPTED this .0�111_day of A D. 1941--f. AIPPROI D, A71`EST.Y-14YOR TOWN SECRETARY ORDER AND NOTTCE OF TOWN ELECTION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNT'Y OF TARRANT TOWN OF WESTLAKE I ELECTION ORDER I, JOHN A. McGUIRE , 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 April 2, . 1968 , being the first 'Tuesday thereof, for the purpose of electing the following officers of said Town-_ A Mayor, five Alder -men and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from. April 2 , 1968 -, or -until their successors are duly electeU and qualified. The can- didate for Mayor, five Aldermen and Marshal receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to such offices for a term of one year, P 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 LU v McGuire Asst, Presiding Judge Fdjth jj.,ar3ZP.V C I a rk L clerk ELECTION 1erk- ELECTION NOTICE The Marshal is hereby directed and. instru.cted to post a proper.ly executed copy of this Order and Notice of Election at the Reception Room of the Horse Barn, Circle "T" Ranch,, the place where this election will be held, and atwo other p-ublic places' within the Town. Said Notice shall be posted 3o days before the date of said, election. Signed and executed this the day of A. D. 19_LL. .ATTESIIL'-. TOWN SECRETARY MAYOR, TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS