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CHARTER AMENDMENT ELECTION - MAY 4, 2019  


The Lake Worth City Council has called for a Special City Charter Amendment Election scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019.  The May ballot will include ten (10) amendment proposals. The majority of proposals are language updates. The proposed amendments were recommended by the Charter Review Commission that was appointed by the City Council on March 2018 and convened in May 2018 to review the charter. During its seven month review process the group held regular meetings. The Commission reported its findings and recommendations to the City Council in December 2018.  The City Council reviewed the charter proposals in January 2019. On February 12, 2019, the City Council approved an ordinance calling for a special election for the purpose of submitting ten (10) proposed amendments for adoption or rejection by the voters.   

 

Current City Charter: click here


Charter Election Guide: click here


Copies of the City Charter and Voter Guide with proposed amendments are available at City Hall, Mary Lou Reddick Public Library, and LO. Bud Irby Senior Center for your review.


Early Voting by Personal Appearance:  

The main early voting location in Lake Worth is Tarrant County Sheriff's Office-North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Boulevard.


April 22-April 26 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April 27 Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 28 Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 29-April 30 Monday - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Important Dates to Remember:

  • April 4, 2019 - Last day to register to vote to be eligible for election.
  • April 22 - 30, 2019 - Early Voting
  • April 23, 2019 - Last day to receive application by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail.
  • May 4, 2019 - Election Day.

 

 

CANCELED MAY 4, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION 


Due to unopposed candidates, the May General Election is scheduled to be canceled at the march 12, 2019 City Council meeting. The unopposed candidates who will be certified as being elected to office are as follows: 


City of Lake Worth - Unopposed Candidates
Mayor Walter Bowen
Council member Place 2 Geoffrey White
Council member Place 4 Ronny Parsley
Council member Place 6 Gary Stuard

 

The candidates are scheduled to take their oath of office at the May 2019 City Council meeting.


The City of Lake Worth contract with Tarrant County Elections through a joint election contract when enables elections to be administered through the Tarrant County Elections office, and is more cost effective for the City of Lake Worth. Elections are held every year for alternating two-year Mayor and Council terms. 

 

 

City Elections
The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Lake Worth and is responsible for conducting all City elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas.  Municipal elections are held on the first Saturday in May of each year, as authorized by state law.


The Lake Worth City Council is composed of a mayor and seven council members.  While there are seven council places, they are not divided into geographic districts.  Each Council member is elected at-large and represents the entire community.  The mayor and Council members in Places 2, 4 and 6 are elected in odd numbered years.  Council members in Places 1, 3, 5 and 7 are elected in even numbered years.


Future Elections

  • Council Places 1, 3, 5, and 7 will next be elected in May 2020.


Voting Information

For information on voter registration and polling locations, contact Tarrant County Elections at 817-831-VOTE(8683). 

 


Check back periodically for updated Election information, or contact the City Secretary's office at citysecretary@lakeworthtx.org or at 817.237.1211, extension 105.  

 

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