Elections

Please Note:  The City of Overton contracts with both Rusk and Smith County Elections Offices for conducting the City of Overton General Election each November.

Elections Documents

        2019 Candidate Packet – Overton General Election
        Election Register 2019
        Mayor, Council and City Manager Information – 2019

November 5, 2019 General Election

        Ordinance – Order of Election

        Revised – Notice for Drawing Places on Ballot – November 5, 2019

        Notice for Drawing Places on Ballot – November 5, 2019 Election

        Notice of Deadline to File Applications for a Place on the Ballot for November 5, 2019

        Notice of Open Spaces – November 5, 2019 Election

Candidate Applications

        Crawford Bobbitt (Place 2)

        Susan Bobbitt (Mayor)

        C. R. Evans (Mayor)

        John Posey (Place 2)

        Lane Schurbon (Place 2)

        Reggie Thompson (Place 4)

November 3, 2020 General Election – Early Voting and Election Day Voting Locations

  • Early Voting to be held for City of Overton, Rusk County residents at Rusk County Elections Office, 115 N Main Street, Henderson, Texas and for City of Overton, Smith County residents at the Smith County Elections Office, 304 E Ferguson, Tyler, Texas and any other Branch Early Voting locations throughout the Counties as designated by the County Elections Administrator.
  • Election Day Voting to be held for City of Overton, Rusk County residents at Overton Community Center, 505 Meadowbrook Drive, Overton, Texas and for City of Overton, Smith County residents at the Smith County designated polling place in Arp, Texas and any other Branch Election Day Voting locations throughout the Counties as designated by the County Elections Administrator.

First day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 1, 3 and 5, in the November 3, 2020 General Election will be July 18, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be August 17, 2020.

Last day to file as a write-in candidate will be August 21, 2020.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Overton City Council are outlined in the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 22 and the Texas Election Code, Chapter 141:

Per the Texas Local Government Code, Section 22.032 – Qualifications for Office for a General Law Type A Municipality:

  • Mayor – Residency in state for at least one (1) year prior to the filing deadline; Residency in the City at least one (1) year prior to election day; Minimum Age of eighteen (18); Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline
  • Alderman (Council Member) – Residency in state for at least one (1) year prior to the filing deadline; Residency in the City at least six (6) months prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Minimum Age of eighteen (18); Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

Any person presently holding an elective office shall resign that office upon election to another elective office of profit or trust.  No employee of the City shall continue in such position after election to an elective office.  A citizen cannot file for an elective office if the candidate has a felony conviction except as provided by the State Election Code.  

Election Identifications Certificate (EIC) Now 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 below for additional information and the application form.

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Now Required for All Texas Voters
Application for Texas Election Certificate (DL-14C)