General Election Information

NOVEMBER 2, 2021, GENERAL ELECTION

 

POSITIONS ON THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021, BALLOT IN ORDER:

Mayor

  1.  Andrew S. Friedberg*

Council Member, Position No. 1

  1.  Winfred C. Frazier
  2.  Kevin Newman

Council Member, Position No. 3

  1.  Javier Vega
  2.  Ross Gordon

Council Member, Position No. 5

  1.  Andrea Ehlers
  2.  David Montalvo
  3.  Brian Witt

* Incumbent

TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office for the position of mayor is two years from January 3, 2022, to January 8, 2024.

The term of office for the position of council member is four years from January 3, 2022, to January 5, 2026.

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

AVISO DE FECHA LÍMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA UN LUGAR 

EN LA BOLETA DE VOTACIÓN

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The dates for filing an application for a place on the City of Bellaire General Election ballot begins on Saturday, July 17, 2021, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.

To read the entire Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot, please click HERE.

The Application for Place on the Ballot may be obtained from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office using the following links: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pd (form) and https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21.pdf (instructions).  The Application for Place on the Ballot may also be obtained from the Bellaire City Clerk, Tracy L. Dutton, at tdutton@bellairetx.gov.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected, to office as mayor or a council member of the City of Bellaire, Texas, a person must:

 (1)         Be a United States citizen;

(2)         Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election;

(3)         Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;

(4)         Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

(5)         Have resided continuously in the State of Texas and within the corporate limits of the City of Bellaire for 12 months immediately preceding the filing deadline of the regular election; and

(6)         Be a qualified, registered voter of the State of Texas, County of Harris.

REGISTERING TO VOTE

The last day to register to vote in the November 2, 2021, General Election is Monday, October 4, 2021.  Voter registration information may be obtained from the Harris County Elections website using the following link:  https://voterregistration.harrisvotes.com/?lang=en-US.

POLLING LOCATIONS, DATES, AND TIMES

The City of Bellaire intends to enter into a Joint Election Contract with the Harris County Clerk’s Office to conduct the November 2, 2021, General Election.  Polling locations will be announced once the locations are known.   Further information may also be obtained from the Harris County Elections website at https://harrisvotes.com.

Early voting by personal appearance is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 18, 2021, and end on Friday, October 29, 2021 (Texas Election Code, Section 85.001, Early Voting Period).   The hours for early voting by personal appearance will be posted when known. Further information may also be obtained from the Harris County Elections website at https://harrisvotes.com.

VOTING BY MAIL

The first day to apply for a ballot by mail using the Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is January 1, 2021.  The last day to apply for a Ballot by Mail for the November 2, 2021, General Election is Friday, October 22, 2021.

To apply for a Ballot by Mail, visit the Harris County Elections website using the following link: https://www.harrisvotes.com/VotingInfo?lang=en-US#VoteByMail.

  

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NOVEMBER 7, 2023, GENERAL ELECTION


POSITIONS ON THE NOVEMBER 7, 2023, BALLOT:

Mayor

Council Member, Position No. 2

Council Member, Position No. 4

Council Member, Position No. 6

TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office for the position of mayor is two years from January 8, 2024, to January 5, 2026.

The term of office for the position of council member is four years from January 8, 2024, to January 3, 2028.

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT

The Notice of Deadline to File Applications for a Place on the Ballot will be posted to this page in June 2023 with the July and August filing dates and times. 

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected, to office as mayor or a council member of the City of Bellaire, Texas, a person must:

(1)         Be a United States citizen;

(2)         Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election;

(3)         Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;

(4)         Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

(5)         Have resided continuously in the State of Texas and within the corporate limits of the City of Bellaire for 12 months immediately preceding the filing deadline of the regular election; and

(6)         Be a qualified, registered voter of the State of Texas, County of Harris.