The May 2 General and Special Election has been postponed and will be held on November 3, 2020. See additional detail below.
May 2, 2020 General Election
Early Voting will be held at City Hall, 710 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, Texas and Election Day Voting will be at the Deer Park Community Center, Rm. 12, 610 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, Texas.
The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Council Positions 4, 5, and 6, in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be January 15, 2020. The last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 14, 2020.
The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 18, 2020.
May 2, 2020 Special Election
Please see information below regarding a Special Election on the question of authorizing an additional use of revenues from the existing Type B economic development sales and use tax for a purpose in addition to the purpose approved by the voters at the 2015 Type B election as more specifically described in the proposition ballot language set forth below:
CITY OF DEER PARK - PROPOSITION A - VOTE FOR OR AGAINST
“THE ADOPTION OF THE TYPE B ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY AT THE RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT, AS AUTHORIZED BY CHAPTERS 501 AND 505 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE FOR THE ADDITIONAL PURPOSE OF LAND, BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, AND IMPROVEMENTS (INCLUDING THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING COSTS THEREOF) FOUND BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE DEER PARK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO BE REQUIRED OR SUITABLE FOR USE FOR THE FOLLOWING: AMATEUR SPORTS, CHILDREN’S SPORTS, ATHLETIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND PUBLIC PARK PURPOSES AND EVENTS, INCLUDING BALL PARKS, PARKS AND PARK FACILITIES, AND OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS (INCLUDING (I) A COMMUNITY/RECREATION CENTER COMPLEX WITH INDOOR POOL, GYMNASIUM, AND INDOOR TRACK AND (II) AN OUTDOOR POOL AND/OR POOL RELATED FACILITIES); RELATED CONCESSION AND AUTOMOBILE PARKING FACILITIES; RELATED ROADS, STREETS, AND WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES; AND OTHER RELATED IMPROVEMENTS THAT ENHANCE ANY OF THE ABOVE.”
The documents below are to be used for informational purposes and is not intended to advocate passage or failure of any issue on the ballot.
(Publication provides additional information about the Type B election in both English and Spanish.)
May 2, 2020 General and Special Election POSTPONED to November 3, 2020
Deer Park resident advisory - April 8, 2020
During their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 7, the Deer Park City Council voted to postpone the May 2, 2020 General and Special Election. The election – which includes a General Election for three Council Member positions (Positions four, five and six) and also a Special Election for the adoption of a Type B Additional Sales Tax within the City at the rate of one-half of one percent – will be held on November 3, 2020.
The vote follows an executive order issued by Governor Greg Abbott on March 31, 2020, directing that all May elections be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing recommendations. Previous to the March 31 order, Governor Abbott also issued a proclamation on March 18 suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections from May 2, 2020 until November 3, 2020.
Residents are encouraged to review the existing informational material on the General and Special Election, including Governor Abbot’s proclamation, at http://deerparktx.gov/267/Elections.
To view the full ordinance postponing the General and Special Election, visit the City’s website at http://deerparktx.gov.
Additional information pertaining to the COVID-19 response is also available on the City’s website at http://www.deerparktx.gov/1869/COVID-1