City of Colleyville General Election
The City of Colleyville General Election for the purpose of electing Councilmembers Place 3 and 4, will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
BRANSFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
601 GLADE ROAD, COLLEYVILLE
The filing period for this election will begin January 18, 2017 and will end on February 17, 2017. The time frame for declaration for write-in candidacy will end on February 21, 2017. You can download a candidate packet here, or you can pick up a candidate binder in the City Secretary's office.
December 19, 2016
The following elections shall take place as listed below:
The Texas Department of Transportation also provides information relative to campaign signs.
Excerpt about political signs is included below, and the entire Colleyville sign code is availabel here:Chapter 7 - Sign Regulations, Section 7-190 (H) Political Signs of the Land Development Code.
H. Political Signs – A political sign shall be allowed in any zoning district. No political sign shall be attached to any utility, light, or traffic signal pole. A political sign shall not be illuminated. Political signs shall be subject to the following additional regulations.
1. Political Signs on Publicly Owned Property – A political sign shall not be placed upon any publicly owned property including but not limited to City parks, City facilities, school district property, or state or federally owned property, except for the following:
a. Said political sign(s) shall be placed in the perimeter landscaped area on the subject property being used as a polling location in accordance with Texas Election Code Section 61.003 or 85.036;
b. Said political sign(s) shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area;
c. Said political sign(s) shall be attached to a metal stake, not to exceed a 9 gauge diameter, driven into the ground;
d. Said political sign(s) shall not encroach upon any tree roots, irrigation lines, and any other underground vegetation, or structure;
e. Said political sign(s) shall not extend over any sidewalk, street, or driveway;
f. Said political sign(s) shall not be placed within 30 feet of an identical sign(s);
g. Said political sign(s) may be placed beginning 48 hours prior to the first day of the early voting period, and must be removed within three (3) days after early voting of said election, unless the polling location for Election Day is held in the same location at early voting, then the signs shall be removed by 10:00 a.m. on the day following the election;
h. For a location used for Election Day only, said political sign(s) shall be placed beginning at 6:00 p.m. the day before Election Day, and shall be removed by 10:00 a.m. on the day following the election.
2. Political Signs on Private Property – A political sign situated on private property shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet, nor exceed eight (8) feet in height.
3. Political Signs within a public right-of-way – A political sign may be placed within the public right-of-way, provided no portion of the sign shall be closer than three (3) feet from the edge of the street pavement and further provided no part of the sign extends over any sidewalk. A political sign situated within a public right-of-way shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area nor exceed six (6) feet in height.
a. A political sign shall not be erected within a public right-of-way more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the official election and shall be removed within seven (7) days after said election.
b. A political sign shall not be placed on any private property, or within public right-of-way adjacent to private property without the private property owner approval.
c. A political sign shall not be placed within a roadway median or block vehicular visibility.
4. No permit or fee shall be required for a political sign.
Be sure to read about prohibited signs, Section 7-215, pages 23-24 in Chapter 7 - Sign Regulations, click here.
In order to ensure that the election process is transparent, fair and open to all, there are several websites and government agencies, listed below, that can answer questions or address concerns.
● Tarrant County Elections Administration is responsible for voter registration and conducting all federal, state, and county elections and certain elections for municipalities, independent school districts and other political subdivisions that contract with Tarrant County for elections services. Additional information may be obtained at 817.831.VOTE (8683) or www.tarrantcounty.com.
● Secretary of State serves as the Chief Election Officer for the state of Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws through the state. This office may be contacted at 800.252.VOTE (8683) or 512.463.5650 or via www.sos.state.tx.us. The Texas Secretary of State created Vote Texas.gov to provide election information such as where to vote, what to bring, what the process is like, and much more, in a user friendly format.
● Texas Ethics Commission provides guidance to candidates and political parties to maintain equality for all involved in the election process. The Commission may be contacted at 512.463.5800 or http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/