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Res 69-25 Ordering a General Election on the First Saturday in April of Each YearRESOLUTION NO. 25 WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Title 28, Chapter 11, 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 Saturday in April of each year, a general election for the purpose of electing officers of said Municipality: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN 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 Saturday, Aril 5, 1269-.-- , for the pur- pose of electing a Mayor, five Aldermen and a Marshal, for a term of one year, from April 5, 1969 , or until their successors are duly elected and quali- fied. The candidates for Mayor, Aldermen and Marshal, receiving the highest num- ber 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 afore- mentioned date, and the following persons are hereby appointed to act as election officers: Mrs. Ethel Odom Presiding Judge Mrs. Betty Cathey Asst. Presiding Judge Mrs. Betty Cathey Clerk Clerk No person shall be eligible for the offices aforementioned 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 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 filing his sworn application with the Mayor not later than Midnight, March 5 1969 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 the sworn application shall be substantially as follows: To the Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas, Greetings: 1, , hereby make application to have my name printed on the official ballot as an independent candidate for the office of , to be voted upon at the Town Elec- tion to be held on the day of 3 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 ap- plication and that I am legally qualified to hold such office, if elected. CANDIDATE'S SIGNATURE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TARRANT I, , being duly sworn, depose and say that the statements contained in the foregoing application are true. Signed Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of A. D., 19 Notary Public in and for Tarrant County, Texas (B) Such sworn application may be accompanied with a petition signed by qualified electors, although such petition 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 Statutes, in substantially the following form: I, , of the Town of Westlake, 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 form of government, and if elected, I will support and defend our representative form of govern- ment 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. CANDIDATE'S SIGNATURE Sworn to and subscribed before me at Westlake, Texas, Tarrant County, Texas, this the day of , A. D. 19 Notary Public in and for 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 -5 919 69 The Town Secretary shall furnish such applicant a form of such application. VII. The names of all those who have filed their sworn applications 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 provisions 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 signature, 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 prepared in the manner and form as provided in the election code of the State of Texas enacted by the 1951 Legislature. W All qualified voters within the meaning of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Texas, who have resided in the State of Texas for a period of on - year, and in the Town of Westlake 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. Voting by absentee ballot in said election shall commence on_March 13 1 69 , at the office of the Town Secretary, Westlake, Texas. Voting by absentee ballot shall close at 5 P. M., A ri1 1 , 19 6g 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 de- livered 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 more than seven 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 Town Secretary, and shall state the purpose of the election, the Officers to be elected, and the Marshal shall post a properly 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 certified 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 Elections for State and County Offices except as otherwise provided by Chapter 11, Title 28, and the 1951 Elec- tion Code of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas. 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