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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 910198 - Runoff Election May 1991A RESOLUTION CALLING A RUNOFF ELECTION FOLLOWING TBE GENERAL ELECTION ON MAY 4, 1991, FOR COUNCILMEMBERS, DISTRICTS 1 AND 5. WIMREAS, an ordinance canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the General Election of the City of Georgetown held on May 4, 1991, was passed by the City Council on May 7, 1991; and WIIEREAS, the ordinance declared that in the race for Councilmembers of Districts 1 and 5, no candidate received a majority of the votes cast for such positions-, and WEEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 3.04 of the City Charter, a runoff election shall be called for any office for which no candidate receives a majority of all the votes cast for such office; and WBEREAS, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in District 1 were r-orenzo (Shorty) Valdez Jr. and Lupe Carranco, and in District 5 were Steven Bamsch and Bill Shelby; Lai I WA Ut V-qJ wift'i't"Emmm , mylaxr SECTION L There shall be a runoff election to be held in the City of Georgetown Texas on the 18th day of May, 1991, for the purpose of filling the position of Councilmembers in Districts 1 and 5. SECTION II. Voting shall take place at the same polling places as were ordered in Resolution No. 910086 of February 26, 1991 for the General Election of May 4, 1991- Registered residents of District 1 shall vote at City of Georgetown Voting Precinct 1, Fire Station No. 1 located at 806 1/2 Main Street; and registered residents of District 5 shall vote at City of Georgetown Voting Precinct 2, Fire Station No. 2 located at 204 Central Ave. SECTION III. Absentee voting for the runoff election shall be at City Hall, 609 Main St., and said place of absentee voting shall remain open for at least eight (8) hours on each day specifie4, for absentee votina which is not a Saturday or Sunday, or an official state holiday, beginning on the ninth day preceding the election, such date being Thursday, May 9, 1991, and continuin',i.4 through the 4th day preceding the election, such date being May 14, 1991. Said place of votinif p shall remain open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on each day for said absentee voting. Absentee voting shall also be conducted on Saturday, May 11, 1991, from 8:00 am. to 12.00 p.m. SECTION IV. The City Secretary is hereby authorized and instructed to provide and furnish all necessary election supplies to conduct said election. Voting shall be conducted with optical scan ballots, prepared in conformity with the 1989 Revised Texas Election Code. Counting of ballots shall be manual and in accordance with the Election Code, to avoid the expense of machine tabulation. SECTION V. Appointments of election officials for the runoff election shall •" the same as those for the General Election, with the following exceptions: Arlene Tays will serve as Presiding Judge for Voting Precinct 2; J. L Akridge will serve as Presiding Judge of the sentee Ballot Board; and there shall be no Central Counting Station. Each Presiding Judge may appoint an Alternate Presiding a• and up to two clerks. • VI. Election officials shall be compensated at a rate of $5.00 per • ' and officials who deliver the ballots and election supplies shall be compensated an additional flat fee of $25.00. SECTION VIL The Mayor shall give notice of this runoff election in accordance with the terms and provisions of Title 1 of the Election Code. The official canvass and tabulation of the results of the runoff election shall be conducted by the City Council at a Special Session on May 20, • Runoff Election Resolution No. Page 2 of 2 Pages n r Mayor City Attorney i