Applications can be picked up at Keene City Hall during normal business hours from July 17, 2021 - August 16, 2021.
2021 Election Schedule:
July 17, 2021 - First Day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot
August 16, 2021 - Last Day to file for a place on the General Election Ballot
October 4, 2021 - Last Day to Register to Vote
October 18, 2021 - First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
October 29, 2021 - Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
November 2, 2021 - Election Day
Election Candidate Letter Below
Dear Prospective Candidate:
Thank you for your interest in a position for public office in the City of Keene November 2, 2021 General Election.
The City of Keene is a Home Rule Municipality govern by a City Charter. The City Council consists of a mayor and six council members. Members are elected under a geographic ward and an at large place system. serving two-year terms. The City Council enacts local legislation. makes policies. approves ordinances. and adopts the annual budget. Regular Council Meetings are held every other Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. There are occasional Special Meetings and Workshops held as well.
The places to be filled for the 2021 election are Place II, Ward I & Ward III with the terms of office from November 2021 to November 2023. Applications may be filed Monday through Friday. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning Saturday. July 17th 2021 through Monday. August 16th 2021 in the office of the City Secretary, City of Keene. 1000 N Old Betsy Rd. Cleburne. Texas 76031.
All candidates running for office must be citizens of the United States. have lived in the state for a minimum of one year prior to the filing deadline. be a resident of the City of Keene. Texas for one year prior to the filing deadline. be a registered voter of the territory elected from as of the filing deadline, and be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Your candidacy entails many obligations. The most important obligation is to comply with all federal and state statutes and local ordinances pertaining to election laws. It is your responsibility to take the time to become familiar with the laws applicable to campaigns for elective office. It is the candidate's responsibility to comply with all reporting deadlines. Please also remember that all applications are public record.
Included in this packet is a calendar of important dates. information on the roles and responsibilities of officers in a Home Rule city, A Guide to Becoming a City Official, required forms, and general information needed to begin your campaign. As a candidate. you will want to be very conscientious about completing the forms in their entirety.
The City Secretary's office serves as your filing authority and must maintain neutrality in the electoral process and cannot help you with filling out any forms.
Questions on reporting procedures. contributions or expenditures should be directed to the following numbers and links:
For election process and laws:
- Secretary of State 1.800.252.8683. www.sos.state.tx.us
- Texas Ethics Commission 1.800.325.8506. www.ethics.state.tx.us
If I can be of further assistance to you. please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 817-641-3336 ext. 105. by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my office located in City Hall at 1000 N Betsy Rd. Cleburne. Texas 76031.
Good Luck on your campaign!
Diane Helms. City Secretary