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Elections/Elecciones

November 3, 2020 General & Special Elections

Voting by Mail – Applications must be received in the Fort Bend Elections Office not later than the 11th day before an election (October 23, 2020).  Applications must be submitted by mailed, common carrier, or in person.  You may submit an application electronically that will serve as a placeholder for four (4) business days until the original application is received in the mail; however, there is no reason to do so unless you are within a few days of the application deadline. For more information, please visit the Fort Bend County Elections/Voter Registration website.

On July 27, 2020, the Governor of Texas issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period from October 13th to October 30th, and allowing voters to deliver a marked mail ballot in person prior to election day.

2020 Voting Guidelines Related to COVID-19 – ​On May 27, 2020, the Texas Secretary of State’s Office issued guidelines to voters and entities holding elections concerning polling places and voting conduct during upcoming elections. Click here to view the document. This was updated on June 18, 2020. Click here to view these additional guidelines.

March 19, 2020 – Governor Abbott has issued additional information concerning the May 2nd general election. The Governor’s proclamation offers political subdivisions the opportunity to move their May 2 election to the next uniform election date, which is November 3, 2020.

At the March 24, 2020 Special Meeting, City Council approved the postponement of the May 2nd election.  The next General and Special Elections will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Rosenberg City Hall Council Chambers, located at 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.

By postponing the election date,  the City is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already taken place. This postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings.  Items on the Special Election will carry over to the November 3, 2020 election date.

The Secretary of State Election Advisory No. 2020-12 addressed the Councilpersons not seeking re-election, noting that “[u]nder Art. XVI, Sec. 17 of the Texas Constitution, the individuals who currently hold public offices that are scheduled to be on the ballot on the May uniform election date will continue to exercise the duties of those offices until the new officers take their oaths of office, following the November uniform election date.”

October 5th was the last day citizens could register to vote in the November election.  Please see the Fort Bend County Election website for information on voter registration.

Positions on the ballot for the November 3, 2020 election are: Councilor, District 1; Councilor, District 2; Councilor, District 3; Councilor, District 4.  Election district maps are located below.

Sample Ballots by precinct are now available.

For more information:

Election Resources:

Click here for May 2, 2020 Election Information (prior to being postponed)


Election District Maps

City of Rosenberg Election Districts

Interactive Map

Click Here for the Full Featured Interactive Council District Map

 


May 01, 2021 General Election

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Rosenberg City Hall Council Chambers, located at 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 13, 2021 to February 12, 2021. Find additional election-related dates and information at Texas Secretary of State – Candidate Information (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at Texas Secretary of State – Running for a Local Office, and those of the City of Rosenberg Charter, Article III.

Filing Method of Candidate Application

A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.

  • Filing in Person:  The Texas Secretary of State Elections Division recommends that political subdivisions take steps to have someone available for at least a few hours most days during the candidate filing period to accept filings, and that political subdivisions post a schedule on their websites and on the bulletin boards where notices of meetings are posted of the days and times when someone will be available to accept filings. The Texas Secretary of State Elections Division also strongly recommends having someone available at the place of business on the filing deadline, especially from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., if you are otherwise closed.
  • Filing by Mail:  An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)).
  • Filing by Fax or EmailA signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee.  The Secretary of State recommends that the filing authority establish a dedicated fax number or email address for the submission of candidate applications.  This fax number or email address should be posted on the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot or wherever information about filing candidate applications is posted.  Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

Positions on the ballot for the May 2021 election are: Mayor, Councilor At Large-Position 1, and Councilor At Large-Position 2.

Per the Texas Secretary of State’s CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • in person, with the City Secretary’s office at City Hall, 2110 4th Street;
  • by mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
  • by fax or email – “A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of Rosenberg Charter does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

H.B. 305 Notice