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Notice of Joint Election 


On September 12, 2022 Rusk County Commissioners Court approved and signed a Notice of Joint Election along with the attendant Resolution. 

Read the full text of the Notice of Joint Election here. 


Texas Election Code 

Sec. 271.002.  JOINT ELECTIONS AUTHORIZED.  (a)  If the elections ordered by the authorities of two or more political subdivisions are to be held on the same day in all or part of the same county, the governing bodies of the political subdivisions may enter into an agreement to hold the elections jointly in the election precincts that can be served by common polling places, subject to Section 271.003.


(b)  If an election ordered by the governor and the elections ordered by the authorities of one or more political subdivisions are to be held on the same day in all or part of the same county, the commissioners court of a county in which the election ordered by the governor is to be held and the governing bodies of the other political subdivisions may enter into an agreement to hold the elections jointly in the election precincts that can be served by common polling places, subject to Section 271.003.


(c)  If another law requires two or more political subdivisions to hold a joint election, the governing body of any other political subdivision holding an election on the same day in all or part of the same county in which the joint election is to be held may enter into an agreement to participate in the joint election with the governing bodies of the political subdivisions holding the joint election.


(d)  The terms of a joint election agreement must be stated in an order, resolution, or other official action adopted by the governing body of each participating political subdivision.


(e)  The document containing the joint election agreement shall be preserved for the period for preserving the precinct election records.

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

The next General Election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by State statute and will run from July 23 through August 22, 2022. Find additional election-related dates and information (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

The positions to be filled at the next General Election are:

Mayor | Currently Held By: John Fullen 

Councilmember District 2 | Currently Held By: Michael Searcy

Councilmember District 3 | Currently Held By: Henry Pace


Qualifications for Office

Residence — 1 year in State of Texas prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the City of Henderson prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)

Age — 18

*Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline.


Candidate Campaign Filling Information

City of Henderson 

City Hall

300 W. Main | Henderson, Texas 75652

Phone 903-657-6551 | Office Hours 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday 


Required Documents


Application for a Place on the Ballot 

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire 

The first day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot in the November 8, 2022 General Election will be Saturday, July 23, 2022. 

The last day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot will be Monday, August 22, 2022.


2022 Election Schedule

July 23First day to file application/declare write-in candidacy on ballot in election
August 22
Last day for filing application for place on Ballot in a General Election. Must be received by 5:00 pm
August 26 Last day for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy by 5:00 p.m.
August 23 Last day for ballot candidate to withdraw and have name removed from ballot. Withdrawal request must be received by 5:00 p.m. 
August 2412:00 Noon – Drawing for order of names on ballot
October 7 Due date for filing first report of campaign contributions and expenditures
October 24First day for early voting by personal appearance.
October 315:00PM - Due date for filing second report of campaign contributions and expenditures. Midnight if filed electronically.
November 4Last Day of Early Voting by personal appearance
November 8ELECTION DAY  Polls are open 7:00AM to 7:00PM
November 15
Council Meeting to canvass election 

Council Persons elected or unopposed will be sworn in by City Secretary Cheryl Jimerson.


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