Elections Information

MAY 2020 GENERAL ELECTION CANCELED; DECLARING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES

On March 12, 2020, Selma City Council passed and approved Ordinance No. 031220, declaring unopposed candidates and canceling the May 2, 2020, General Election.

The following candidates, who are unopposed in the May 2, 2020, General City Election, are declared elected to office, and shall be issued certificates of election following the time the election results would have been canvassed:

          Mayor ...................................................... Tom Daly

          City Council Place 2 ................................ Noah Washington Jr

          City Council Place 3 ................................ Becky Harris

MAY 2020 SPECIAL ELECTION POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott issued a Proclamation suspending Sections 41.0052(a) of the Texas Election Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the Saturday, May 2, 2020 election date to postpone their election to the next uniform election date occurring on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.   The Texas Secretary of State issued Election Advisory No. 2020-12, providing the effects of the postponement and the required action needed from the governing body to move the election.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Selma City Council passed and approved Ordinance No. 040920, to postpone the special election scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, to the next uniform election occurring on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The City of Selma Special Election was ordered for the following measure:

The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Selma, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.  

A sample ballot will be posted once it becomes available.  All applications for a ballot by mail (ABBMs) for voters who are voting by mail due to being over the age of 65 or due to disability that were submitted for the May 2, 2020 election will still be valid for the postponed election to be held on November 3, 2020, but ABBMs for voters who submitted ABBMs based on expected absence from the county for the May 2, 2020 election will not be valid for the postponed election.

The City plans to enter into a Contract for Election Services with Bexar County, Comal County, and Guadalupe County in regard to the County Elections Administrators providing various services for the election, including, without limitation, procuring and distributing election supplies, procuring and paying election judges and clerks for early voting polling places, and for election day, procuring early voting polling places and election day polling places, providing equipment, providing overall supervision of the election, conducting early voting (including, without limitation, establishing the dates, times, and places for early voting), and providing other related services.

Masks are strongly recommended, but not required for use in the polling place by a voter. Click HERE for details.

On Monday, July 27, 2020, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott issued a Proclamation suspending certain statutes concerning elections on November 3, 2020.  Section 85.001(a) of the Texas Election Code provides that the period for early voting by personal appearance begins 17 days before election day.  Governor Abbott suspended TEC 85001(a), to allow for early voting by personal appearance to begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and shall continue through the fourth day before election day.  Further, section 86.006(a-1) was also suspended to allow a voter to deliver a marked mail ballot in person to the early voting clerk’s office prior to and including on election day. 

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Selma City Council passed and approved Ordinance No. 081320-02 (Amending Ordinance No. 040920) to amend the early voting period approved and ordered by Governor Abbott.  

City of Selma Notice of Election and Orders of Election

             Notice of Election     Order of Election      Orden de Eleccion Especial

Voting Centers and Hours by County

Bexar County             Comal County           Guadalupe County

Sample Ballots by County

             Bexar County             Comal County            Guadalupe County

Additional informational websites: Texas Elections Code and  Texas Ethics Commission.