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File #: 21-1512   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance ordering the General City Election to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 and Run-off Election to be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, if necessary. [Tina Flores, City Clerk]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation, 2. Ordinance 2021-02-11-0087
Related files: 21-1612

DEPARTMENT: Office of the City Clerk                      

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Tina Flores, City Clerk

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide

 

SUBJECT:

 

Ordering the General Election to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 and Run-off Election to be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, if applicable.

 

SUMMARY:

 

This ordinance will order the General Election to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 and Run-off Election to be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, if applicable. 

 

The calendar leading up to the Saturday, May 1, 2021 General Election is:

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021

Period for Applying for a Place on the Ballot.

Monday, February 15, 2021

11:00 am - Drawing for the order of Place on the Ballot.  Drawing will be held via Web-Ex.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

5:00 pm - Deadline to Register to Vote with Bexar County for the May Election.

Monday, April 19, 2021

First day of Early Voting by personal appearance for the May Election.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

5:00 pm - Deadline for Bexar County to receive an Application for a Ballot to be Voted by Mail.  

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance for the May Election.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Election day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

The calendar leading up to the Saturday, June 5, 2021 Run-off Election, if necessary, is: 

                     

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

First day of Early Voting by personal appearance for June Run-off Election.   

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day HOLIDAY

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

5:00 pm - Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance for June Run-off Election.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Election day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

Elections ordered are conducted in accordance with the Voting Rights Act, Texas Election Code, Local Government Code, and all other applicable law. 

ISSUE:

 

This ordinance will Order the General City Election to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 and Run-off Election to be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, if necessary. 

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

N/A

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

The ordinance contracting with the Bexar County Elections Administrator for Election Services will be presented to the Mayor and City Council at a later date.  The contract will denote the cost to the City of San Antonio for the May 1, 2021 General Election.

 

The Run-off Election, if necessary, is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2021.

 

Funding is appropriated and available in the Adopted Municipal Elections General Fund Budget.  

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

The Office of the City Clerk, in coordination with the Office of the City Attorney, requests that the City of San Antonio officially order the General Election for Saturday, May 1, 2021 and Run-off Election to be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, if necessary.