Special election called for City Council District 1 on Nov. 5

A special election to fill the District 1 seat on the City Council was called by the council at its meeting yesterday. Anna Eby resigned from the council on Aug. 2 after announcing her decision to move out of District 1 and live at her nonprofit animal sanctuary north of Georgetown. The candidate elected to fill the vacancy will complete the remainder of the term ending in May 2021.

The filing period for candidates who wish to run for the District 1 seat is open through 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. Candidate information is available from the Texas Secretary of State or from the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. The City Secretary has compiled a candidate packet available at City Hall or online at government.georgetown.org/city-secretary/elections. Completed applications for candidacy must be submitted to the City Secretary’s Office.

To see maps of council districts, go to maps.georgetown.org/council-district-maps.

Georgetown City Council members typically serve three-year terms representing one of seven single-member districts. A candidate for City Council must be 21 years of age and a citizen and qualified voter of the state of Texas and the City of Georgetown. Candidates for council district seats must be a resident of the council district the member would be representing for a period of twelve months as of the last legal date for filing.

For voters, the last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 25. The last day to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 7.

Early in-person voting is Oct. 21-Nov. 1. In the early voting period, voters may cast ballots at any early voting location in Williamson County.

On Election Day on Nov. 5, voters may cast ballots at any vote center location in Williamson County. Polling places, dates, and times will be listed at wilco.org/elections.

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