Loading...
Ord 170 Calling General Election to elect a Mayor and two AldermanORDINANCE 767 AN ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS ry CALLING AND ORDERING AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE / DAY OF MAY, A.D. 1988, THE SAME BEING THE FIRST SATURDAY IN SAID MONTH, FOR THE PORPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR, AND TWO ALDERMEN FOR THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLES 978 AND 1144 V.T.C.S.; ESTABLISHING THE HOURS AND PLACE FOR THE SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE POSTING IN THREE PUBLIC PLACES IN THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE AS NOTICE OF SAID ELECTION; DIRECTING THE TOWN SECRETARY TO MAKE UP THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS, CAUSING THE SAME TO BE PRINTED AND DELIVERED TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER; PROVIDING FOR THE CANVASSING OF THE RETURNS OF THE SAID ELECTION AND DECLARING THE RULTS OF SAME BY THE TOWN COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, HEREBY ORDAINS: Section I. That an election shall be held at the in the Town of Westlake, Texas, between the hours of seven o'clock (7:00) a.m, and seven o'clock (7:00) p.m. on the ''7 ZZ day of May, A.D., the same being the first Saturday of said month, for the porpose of election a Mayor, and two (2) Aldermen for two year terms for the Town of Westlake, Texas, in accordance with Articles 978 and 1144 V.T.C.S. as amended. Section 'I'I. That the two candidates who receive the highest and second highest number of votes shall be elected to the Town Council of the Town of Westlake for two year terms. The candidate for Mayor receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected Mayor of the Town of Westlake, Texas for a two .(2) year term. SECTION IIIc That notice of said election shall be given by the post- ing of true copies of this ordinance, signed ,by the Mayor and at- tested by the Town Secretary, in three public places of the said Town, one of which places shall be at the . `, for at least twenty (201 consecutive days prior to the date of said elec- tion. SECTION IV, That is hereby appointed presiding judge of said election, and is appointed as her alternate, and the said presiding judge shall appoint such assistants as may be necessary to properly conduct said election, as provided by the election code. SECTION V. That the Town Secretary shall make up the official ballot from the names presented to her by application as provided by the election code, and she is hereby authorized and directed to have the ballots to be used in such election printed and delivered to the said presiding judge. SECTION VI. That immediately after the counting of the votes the pre- siding judge shall deliver the official returns of the election to the Town Secretary. SECTION VII, That on the Monday next following the election, the Town Council shall canvass the returns and declare the results which shall be recorded in the Minutes of the Council. -2- Section VIII. That the two candidates who receive the highest and second highest number of votes for Alderman shall be elected to two(2) Year 'terms, and the Mayor shall deliver a certificate of election to the successful candidates, the candidate who receives the highest number of votes for Mayor shall be elected and the Mayor Pro Tem shall deliver a certificate of election to the success- ful candidate. If two or more candidates for Alderman tie with the same number of votes so that one or more of the tied candi- dates would not be elected to the position of Alderman or'if--two or more candidates for Mayor tie with the highest number of votes, the Council shall order a second election to be held,on'-the fourteenth day after the first election at which only the names of the candidates who receive the same number of votes at the first election shall be printed on the ballot. In the event of a tie at the second election, the tied candidates shall cast lots to determine which one shall be declared elected. If two or more candidates for Alderman tie with the same number of votes so that it cannot be determined which candidate shall get a two year term and which shall be elected to a one year term, the candidates will cast lots to determine to which term they are elected. PASSED AND APPROVED this the day of ®eeA ,1988. oe- DALE L. WHITE, MAYOR TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS ATTEST: G YP TE, SECRETARY TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS