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July 31st, 2009
San Marcos council filings to start Monday

STAFF REPORT

The next city election in San Marcos is coming up fast.

Monday, Aug. 3, is the first day for candidates in the San Marcos City Council election to file for a place on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Lisa Marie Coppoletta, who lost her bid for the council against Chris Jones last Nov., long ago declared her candidacy for the Place 5 seat occupied by Councilmember Pam Couch. The incumbent has not declared if she will seek re-election.

Place 6 Councilmember John Thomaides also has not declared his candidacy for re-election. No one else has announced candidacy.

The term for each seat last three years.

The city council will consider officially calling the election at its meeting next Tuesday. Filing will continue through Sept. 2. Candidates may pick up election packets and file at the city clerk’s office, 630 East Hopkins Street.

The city election calendar is as follows:

Aug. 3: First day for candidate to file for place on ballot.

Sept. 2: Last day to file for place on ballot, statutory last day to order election.

Sept. 4: Recommended date to conduct drawing for place on ballot.

Sept. 8: Last day to file as a write-in candidate.

Sept. 11: Last day for a candidate to withdraw and have name removed from ballot.

Sept. 14: Beginning of mandatory office hours for the city clerk’s office.

Oct. 5: Last day to register to vote, due date for filing first report of campaign contributions/expenditures (if opposed).

Oct. 19: First day for early voting by personal appearance.

Oct. 26: Due date for filing second report of campaign contributions/expenditures (if opposed).

Oct. 30: Last day for early voting by personal appearance.

Nov. 3: Election Day.

Nov. 4-6: Period for voter registrar to complete review of provisional ballots.

Nov. 9-11: Period for early voting ballot board to receive ballots from outside the United States and qualify provisional ballots.

Nov. 11-16: Period for official canvass of election.

Dec. 13: End of mandatory office hours for the city clerk’s office.

Sept. 4, 2011: Last day of normal election record preservation period.

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