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CITY ELECTIONS

The City Secretary serves as the Election Administration Official for City Elections. City Elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The regular City Election is held annually on the first Saturday in May as required by the Texas Election Code. All municipal elections are publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

The City Somerset contracts with Bexar County to conduct elections.  

Jacquelyn F Callanen, Elections Administrator
1113 s Frio Ste 100
San Antonio, TX  78207
Phone:  210-335-8683
Email
www.bexarcountyelections@bexar.org">www.bexarcountyelections@bexar.org

Mayor & Council Seats

The City of Somerset is a General Law Type A and is governed by a council-manager form of government where the City Council sets city policy, and the City Administrator is responsible for city operations. The City Council is composed of a Mayor and five (5) Councilmembers who are elected at large under a place system. Each Councilmember occupies a place on the Council and is elected by plurality from all candidates running for the place by the City's qualified voters.

Term Information

Each member serves a staggered two (2) year term, thus, three (3) of the members are voted on one (1) year, with the remaining members, including the Mayor, elected the following year.

Candidate Qualifications

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

  • Mayor
    Residence -- 1 year in state prior to the filing
    deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
    Age -- 18
    Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

  • Alderman
    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)
    Age -- 18
    Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

 

Qualifications and Requirements for Voting in Texas

  • Your voter registration will become effective 30 days after it is received or on your 18th birthday, whichever is later.

  • If you move to another county, you must re-register in the county of your new residence.

  • When you go to the polls to vote, present your certificate as proof of registration.

  • You may vote without your certificate by signing an affidavit at the polling place and showing some other form of identification.

  • If you lose your certificate, notify this office in writing to receive a new one.

  • You will automatically receive a new certificate every two (2) years if you haven’t moved from the address at which you are registered.

 

You are eligible to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen.

  • You are legally registered to vote in Texas.

  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day.

  • You are not a convicted felon. (You may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.)

  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

 

You must be a resident of the City of Somerset and a registered voter of Bexar County by the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in City Elections. The deadline to register to vote in the May 4, 2024 election is April 4, 2024. Voter registration application.  For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 830-701-4100 or by city.secretary@somersettx.gov

 You may change your address or check your voter registration online.

 

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Required for Texas Voters
The Texas Election Code 631(b) requires a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates. Please click on the links under Election Documents for additional information and the application form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT ELECTION
May 4, 2024 General Election

Candidate Positions Up for Election


Mayor – Lydia P Hernandez
Councilmember - Jesse Vidales
Councilmember  - Jonathan Gutierrez

Voting Schedules and Locations

Polling locations determined by Bexar County  https://bexarcountyelections.com/

Early Voting

April 22 - April 30, 2024

Early Voting Locations 
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Polls will be open 7 am - 7 pm on TBD

Election Day

May 4, 2024
Polling Locations TBD
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm

Declared Candidates

(Filing Period: January 17, 2024 - February 16, 2024)
(Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: February 20, 2024)

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