General Election - November 8, 2016
The Current Status of Texarkana, Texas Firefighters - The voters of Texarkana, Texas, will soon be voting on whether to allow the firefighters to bargain collectively with the City (unionize). The following slides provide current information about the Texakana, Texas Fire Department. Read here.
Or for a quick fact sheet, read here.
Positions up for Election: Mayor and Council Member for Ward 1, Ward 4, and Ward 6
Closed on August 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Uncontested Candidates: Bob Bruggeman - Mayor
Brian L. Matthews - Council Member Ward 4
Josh Davis - Council Member Ward 6
Contested Candidate: Jean H. Matlock - Council Member Ward 1
Tylesha M. Ross - Candidate for Council Member Ward 1
Photo ID Required for Voting in Texas
Please click here votetexas.gov for more information.
Voting by Mail and Early Voting by Personal Appearance
Last Day to Register to Vote: October 11, 2016 (Tuesday)
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): October, 28, 2016 (Friday)
Early Voting by personal appearance will be held as follows: Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 31st and Tuesday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and finally Friday, November 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Bowie County Elections Administration Office at (903) 628.6809.
Early Voting will be held at the following two locations:
Bowie County Courthouse (1st Floor - Lounge)
710 James Bowie Drive New Boston, TX 75570
Bi-State Justice Building (West Side - Entrance)
100 No. State Line Avenue
Texarkana, TX 75501
Tuesday, November 8th - Election Day - All polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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