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Application Process for May 1, 2021 Election

About the Town Council

The Council is composed of Mayor and five (5) Alderman/woman elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of two years each. Elections are conducted in May. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent geographical areas.

The next Town Council election is scheduled for May 1, 2021. Places up for election will be places 2, 3, and 4.

The other municipalities and school district will share in the cost.

Application Process

  • Candidate filing period to file application for place on the ballot is:
    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to Friday, February 12, 2021
    • Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • All applications filed are public records and open to inspection upon request.
  • Completed forms must be filed with the City Secretary at Fulton Town Hall, 201 N. 7th Street, Fulton, Texas 78358.
  • A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.  
    • Filing in Person:  The Elections Division recommends that political subdivisions take steps to have someone available for at least a few hours most days during the candidate filing period to accept filings, and that political subdivisions post a schedule on their websites and on the bulletin boards where notices of meetings are posted of the days and times when someone will be available to accept filings. The Elections Division also strongly recommends having someone available at the place of business on the filing deadline, especially from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., if you are otherwise closed.
    • Filing by Mail:  An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)).
    • Filing by Fax or Email:  A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee.  The SOS recommends that the filing authority establish a dedicated fax number or email address for the submission of candidate applications.  This fax number or email address should be posted on the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot:  https://www.fultontexas.org/wp-content/uploads/Notice-of-deadline-to-file_scan.pdf or wherever information about filing candidate applications is posted.  Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

Email or Fax Number to send an application for place on the ballot:
(Dirección de correo electrónico o número de fax para enviar una solicitud para un lugar en la boleta)

citysec@fultontexas.org: Fax: 361-729-7029


Candidate’s Guide to Primary and General Elections

The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, his office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation.

Click here to access information:  https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml


Eligibility/Qualifications

Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.032)

  1. Mayor
    1. Residence — 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
    2. Age – 18
    3. Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*
  2. Alderman
    1. Residence — 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
    2. Age – 18
    3. Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

Election Highlights

First day to file for place on the ballot: January 13, 2021

Last day to file for place on the ballot: February 12, 2021

Early voting begins: Monday April 19, 2021

Last day of early voting: Tuesday April 27, 2021

Election Date: May 1, 2021

Polling Location: Aransas County Elections & Voter Registration Office, 602 E Concho St, Rockport, TX 78382


Contact

Stephanie Garcia

City Secretary

Town of Fulton

P O Box 1130

201 N. 7th Street

Fulton, TX  78358

citysec@fultontexas.org

361-729-5533

Free Walk in COVID-19 PCR testing

FREE TESTING

No Appointment needed

Free Walk in COVID-19 PCR testing Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th from 9am-4pm at the Fulton Convention Center (Paws and Taws) 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd.

Social distancing and safety precautions will be in place and masks are required. Please enter the building through the front door and you will be directed by staff.

Please park in the legal parking locations adjacent to Center. This location offers access services for people with disabilities and those with other functional needs. If you need any assistance, please alert the staff upon arrival.

For additional questions, call 512-290-3036.

Keeping you and your family safe for a healthy, holiday season.

Printable Flyer – Final COVID-19 Walk Up Testing