Elections

November 3, 2020 Town of Prosper General Election (postponed from May 2, 2020)

The Town of Prosper will hold a General Election for Town Council Place 3 and Place 5 on November 3, 2020.

Notice of Election

Drawing for Places on the Ballot – Results

Qualifications for Town Council

The Prosper Town Charter sets forth the following requirements to file as a candidate for Town Council:

SECTION 5.02      Filing for Office

    1. Candidates for elective Town offices shall file for office in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

2. Candidates for elective Town offices shall meet the following qualifications:

  • Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;
  • Shall meet all requirements to be a qualified voter set forth in the Texas Election Code, and shall have been a registered voter in the Town of Prosper for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the filing date;
  • Shall have resided within the corporate limits of the Town for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the filing date;
  • No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or position as provided by this Charter;
  • The office of an incumbent elected Town official shall become vacant when the person holding such office files an application to have his or her name placed on an official ballot as a candidate for any elective public office other than the one such person holds, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and
  • Shall comply with all other Town ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable.

3. If a member of any board or commission appointed by the Town Council shall announce candidacy or becomes a candidate for election to the Town Council, he shall immediately forfeit the board or commission position with the Town.

November 3, 2020 Bond Election

The Town Council has ordered a Bond Election to be held on November 3, 2020.  The Council appointed a Citizens Bond Advisory Committee on February 25, 2020. The Committee held eight meetings from March through July. On July 14, 2020, the Committee presented a unanimous recommendation to call a bond election.  Voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against the following three propositions totaling $210 million:

  • Proposition A – the issuance of $30,000,000 tax bonds for Public Safety Facilities;
  • Proposition B – the issuance of $30,000,000 tax bonds for Parks, Trails and Recreation Facilities;
  • Proposition C – the issuance of $150,000,000 tax bond for Streets and Roads.

Notice of Election

Click here for more information on the 2020 Bond Election.

November 3, 2020 Local Option Election

The Town Council has ordered a Local Option Election to be held on November 3, 2020.  In June, the Town Secretary received an application to issue petitions for two Local Option Election propositions.  The petitions were submitted on July 12, 2020, and verified by the Town Secretary.  State law requires that if a petition bears the required number of signatures, the Town Council is required to call an election.  Voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against two Local Option Election Propositions:

  • Proposition D: The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.
  • Proposition E: The legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders
    only.

Notice of Election

Click here to view a list of FAQs.

Please contact the Town Secretary’s office with any election questions.
Melissa Lee, Town Secretary
(972) 569-1025

Election Information

Governor Abbott extended the early voting period for the November 2020 Election due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Click here to learn more.

Collin County Early Voting:

Early voting is available for Prosper residents at Prosper Town Hall, or any other Collin County Vote Center during the following hours:
October 13-16: 8:00am – 5:00pm
October 17: 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 18: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
October 19-24: 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 25: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
October 26-30: 7:00am -7:00pm
Please enter the Town Hall Lobby through the north entrance for voting. The lobby has been set up to accommodate social distancing. Masks and touchless hand sanitizer stations are available for voters and visitors to Town Hall.
Prosper Town Hall and Gateway Church located on Prosper Trail will serve at polling locations for Collin County voters on Election Day.

Denton County Early Voting:

Prosper voters in Denton County have several options for early voting within just a few miles of Prosper. Below is a list and location map of the six closest Early Voting locations to Prosper. On Election Day, Prosper voters in Denton County may vote at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church located at 3990 W. University Drive in Prosper. For more election information, including sample ballots and a full list of polling locations and hours, please visit www.votedenton.com.

 

For a complete list of polling locations and hours, please check the Collin County and Denton County websites:
Collin County Residents

Denton County Residents

Or go to votetexas.gov

Absentee & By-Mail Voting

You are eligible to vote early by mail or absentee if you are a registered voter who is:
• 65 years of age or older
• out of your county of residence during the entire election
• sick or disabled
• confined in jail, but still eligible to vote
You must submit an application to receive a ballot by mail no later than October 23. Contact the Elections Office in your county of residence for an application and instructions.
Hand-Delivery of Ballots:
You may deliver your own personal ballot, and not the ballot for another individual, to the Elections Office in your county of residence during early voting or until 7pm on Election Day (November 3). Contact your county Elections Office for more information.
Collin County Elections
972-547-1990
absenteemailballoting@collincountytx.gov
For more information go to:
Denton County Elections
940-349-3200
elections@dentoncounty.com

Absentee Ballot Application – Denton and Collin County

Or go to votetexas.gov

Voter Registration
The last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General and Special Elections is October 5, 2020.

Notice of Voting Order Priority

Upcoming Uniform/Primary Elections

  • March 3, 2020 – Primary Election Date
  • May 26, 2020 – Primary Runoff Election Date
  • November 3, 2020 – Uniform Election Date (Presidential Election, Town of Prosper General Election for Town Council Place 3 and Place)
  • May 1, 2021 – Uniform Election Date (Town of Prosper General Election for Place 2 and Place 6)

The Town of Prosper is situated in two counties: Denton and Collin. Please click on the appropriate link to determine the county in which you are registered to vote.

Voter Registration Card Search – Collin County

Voter Registration Card Search – Denton County

To register to vote or change your voter registration information, please contact your county’s Elections Administration.

Voter ID Requirements
The Texas Secretary of State has issued new photo ID requirements for Texas voters.  Click here to find out about photo ID requirements.

The Secretary of State serves as the Chief Election Officer for the state of Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws through the state. This office may be contacted at 1 (800) 252-VOTE (8683) or (512) 463-5650 or via the website.

The Texas Ethics Commission provides guidance to candidates and political parties to maintain equality for all involved in the election process. The Commission may be contacted at (512) 463-5800 or via the website.