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EASTLAND, TX – One of the most important rights of Americans is the RIGHT TO VOTE.  Having said that, we must have someone to VOTE for.  Will that be YOU?  In 1919, when the City of Eastland was incorporated, the original Charter stated the following:

The City of Eastland, Texas, shall have and enjoy all the benefits of local self-government, subject to the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas.

The creation of a Commission form of Government together with the position of City Manager as hereinafter defined; the creation of offices,

All powers of the City of Eastland, Texas, except as in this Charter denied or restricted, shall be vested in and executed by a Board of Commissioners to consist of Five Members, elected as hereinafter provided for, which Commissioners shall be known and designated as the Board of Commissioners of the City of Eastland, Texas

On May 4, 2024, The City of Eastland will be holding 2 elections in conjunction with Eastland County.  The General Election will elect two (2) City Commissioners for a 2-year term.  The Special Election will elect one (1) City Commissioner to fulfill a one-year term, left by a vacancy.  Applications for Candidates are available at the City Secretary’s office in City Hall, 113 E. Commerce, Eastland, Texas 76448.  For more information please contact Roma Holley, City Secretary, 254-629-8321, ext 117.

In accordance with the standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must:

  1.  Be a United States citizen; and
  2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election; and
  3. Have not been determined by a final judgement of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:            

(A)       totally mentally incapacitated; or

(B)       partially mentally incapacitated

  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; and
  • Have resided continuously in the state of Texas for twelve (12) months, and in the City of Eastland for six (6) months, immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, preceding the date of the Election); and
  • Be a registered voter; and
  • Not hold any other public office or employment of trust; and
  • Not be interested in the profits or payment of any contract, job, work, or service for the City; and
  • Not be interested in the sale to the City of any supplies, equipment or material; and
  • Not be indebted to the City.

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