General Election in Prosper includes two Council seats

December 30, 2014

Election for at-large seats set for Saturday, May 9

PROSPER – The upcoming May 9 General Election will give citizens of Prosper the opportunity to determine who will occupy two seats on the Town Council, says Town Secretary Robyn Battle.

“Two Council seats are up for election, Place 2 and Place 6,” she said. “All seats on the Council are at-large, meaning that anyone who meets the qualifying criteria is eligible to place their name for consideration, regardless of
where in Prosper they live.”

Currently, the places are occupied by Kenneth Dugger and Jason Dixon, respectively. Candidate packets and filing materials will be available at the Town Secretary’s office starting on Monday, Jan. 12. The first day candidates can file paperwork is Wednesday, Jan. 28 and the deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Applications may be submitted in person to the Town Secretary or a designated representative of the Town Secretary, or submitted by mail.

Any mailed applications must be received, not just postmarked, by 5 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2015 to be accepted. Completed applications must be mailed to: Town Secretary, P.O. Box 307, Prosper, Texas 75078 or delivered to the Prosper Town Hall offices, 121 W. Broadway Street in Prosper.

Candidates deemed eligible to run will participate in the ballot drawing on Monday, March 2 at 8:15 a.m. at Prosper Town Hall to choose the order of appearance on the ballot. The deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 5 p.m.
on March 4.

While Election Day is May 9, 2015, the deadline to register to vote is April 9, 2015 in order to be eligible to vote in this election. Registration forms are available online at the Texas Secretary of State site: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/reqvr.shtml.

Early voting by personal appearance takes place starting on April 27 and ends on May 5, 2015. Dates, times and locations for early voting and Election Day in both Collin and Denton Counties will be released in the coming weeks.

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