The City of Kerrville announced that beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, candidate application packets for the May 1, 2021 General Election were available for pick-up in the city secretary’s office at City Hall, 701 Main St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Persons interested in being a candidate for Councilmember Place One or Councilmember Place Two can pick up the candidate packet for a place on the ballot.

The first day for returning an application and filing a petition was Jan. 13, 2021, and the last day to return and file is Feb. 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST.

In accordance with the city charter, any person who is a registered voter of the city and lawfully qualifies may file an application and/or petition for election to a place on the city council, with qualifications as listed in the Texas Election Code and the Kerrville city charter. Candidates are elected, and new elected members assume office without party or partisan mark or designation, elected at large, and serve a two-year term.

The candidate’s name and the place for which he/she is filing must be affixed by the city secretary at the time of issuance of a candidate packet.

A candidate’s application returned with a petition must include the signatures of not less than 100 qualified and registered voters of the city. A filing fee is not required for a candidate filing an application with a petition. In lieu of the petition process, a candidate may choose to file an application with a $100 filing fee. The first day for filing an application is Jan. 13, 2021, and the last day to file is Feb. 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST.

Gary Cochrane currently holds the position of Councilmember Place One, and Kim Clarkson currently holds the position of Councilmember Place Two.

For more information regarding the city election or to obtain a candidate application and/or petition, please contact the city secretary office, 258-1118.

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