Election Information

May 7, 2022 Election Information

City of Iowa Colony Candidate Positions up for Election: 
City Council Place 1
City Council Place 2
City Council Place 3

House Bill 305 Internet Posting Requirement: 
Secretary of State Form AW1-15

Elimination of Straight - Party Voting - Effective 9/1/2020 - View Here
 

Election Schedule- Important Dates

Required ActionDate of Deadline
Deadline to post candidate requirementsFriday, May 7, 2021
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline Monday, December 20, 2021 for local political subdivisions 
First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailWednesday, January 1, 2022*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 18, 2022 
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
See note below relating to four-year terms3
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 7, 2022 
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 25, 2022  
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, May 3, 2022 
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022- UNIFORM ELECTION DATE

 

The May 7, 2022, General Election will be held jointly thru Brazoria County Elections office. Vote Centers will be located throughout Brazoria County with the nearest location for early voting at 7313 Corporate Drive, Manvel, Tx. The nearest voting center on Election Day is 12003 Iowa Colony Boulevard, Iowa Colony, however you may vote in person at any voting center throughout Brazoria County. If, dropping off a mail in ballot it must be dropped off to the Elections office in Angleton. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 19 to February 18, 2022. Find additional election-related dates and information on the Texas Secretary of State website (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B.305, effective September 1, 2019.)

Filing requirements are per state statute, available on the Texas Secretary of State website.
 

The Qualifications to Run are as follows: 
MAYOR
Be a Citizen of the United States
Age- 21 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable. 
Have not been determined by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
     -Totally mentally incapactitated or
     -Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. 
Be a qualified voter of the city
Have been a resident of the territory from which the office is elected or appointed for 12 months
immediately preceding the following date: 
     -The date of the regular filing deadline for a Candidate's application for a place on the ballot
     -For a write in candidate, the date of the election for which the candidate's name is written in
     -For an appointee to the council, the date of the appointment
     -If territory is annexed into the city within the 12 month period described in this section, then the person's residence in that territory
before the annexation counts toward the residency requirement. 
ALDERMAN
Be a Citizen of the United States
Age- 21 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable. 
Have not been determined by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
     -Totally mentally incapactitated or
     -Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. 
Be a qualified voter of the city
Have been a resident of the territory from which the office is elected or appointed for 12 months
immediately preceding the following date: 
     -The date of the regular filing deadline for a Candidate's application for a place on the ballot
     -For a write in candidate, the date of the election for which the candidate's name is written in
     -For an appointee to the council, the date of the appointment
     - If territory is annexed into the city within the 12 month period described in this section, then the person's residence in that territory
before the annexation counts toward the residency requirement. 

Elections Administrator
The City Secretary serves as the Elections Administrator for the City of Iowa Colony. 
The duties of the City Secretary are limited to:

  • Accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements.
  • Noting the date and time of filing thereon. 

The City Secretary is not expected to judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. The City of Iowa Colony cannot provide advice on matters of election or campaign finance law.