Three at-large positions on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will be elected in the November 2015 election, designated as positions 5, 6, 7.
Candidates may file an application to appear on the ballot for one of the designated positions on regular business days between July 25, 2015, and the close of business at 5 p.m. on August 24, 2015. The deadline for filing a declaration of a write-in candidacy is also 5 p.m. on August 24, 2015.
An election information packet is available to those who wish to file for one of the designated positions at The Woodlands Township, located at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 or the filing packet can downloaded from www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. Filings are accepted on regular business days during the Township’s office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In November 2010, the Township Board adopted Resolution No. 020-10 regarding the annual Board of Directors Election. This resolution was replaced in August 2013 with Resolution No. 012-13 (http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/documentcenter/view/3558), which was updated to reflect participation in joint elections for Harris County polling sites.
Additional resources can be found at the Secretary of State web site at www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml and the Texas Ethics Commission web site at www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/coh.htm.
It is the duty of the candidate to become familiar with the laws applicable to Texas elections, ethics, and campaign finance reporting. Candidates are solely responsible for compliance with these laws.
As the authority responsible for calling and holding a fair and impartial election, The Woodlands Township cannot provide legal or administrative advice or assistance to candidates or prospective candidates. Candidates may wish to seek legal counsel or other professional advice in this regard.
Qualifications for Township Director:
- 18 years of age (as of November 3, 2015)
- Resident of The Woodlands Township for past six (6) months
- Resident of Texas for past twelve (12) months
- U.S. citizen
- Mental Incompetence
- Conviction of Felony
A Declaration of Write-In Candidacy must be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2015.
Other Relevant Dates:
July 25, 2015.............. First Day to File Application to Appear on Ballot for One of the Designated Positions (July 27 – first business day for acceptance of forms)
August 24, 2015......... Last Day to File Application to Appear on Ballot for One of the Designated Positions (5 p.m.); Last Day to File Declaration of Write-In Candidacy (5 p.m.); Last Day to Order Election
September 1, 2015.... First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (does not apply to federal postcard applications)
October 5, 2015......... Last Day to Register to Vote
October 19, 2015....... First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
October 23, 2015....... Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (received not postmarked; does not apply to federal postcard applications)
October 30, 2015....... Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
November 3, 2015..... Election Day (as of November 3, 2015)
* The Texas Secretary of State is the chief election officer of the State of Texas and provides the uniform election calendar. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the Secretary of State's Election Division website at www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml or contact the Secretary of State's Election Division by telephone at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) to obtain the most current information.