Special Election - November 3, 2020

PROPOSED CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT

The City Secretary's office received a petition from the President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 367 on May 28, 2020. The petition is to propose a charter amendment which provides the IAFF Local 367 with unilateral authority to compel the City to binding arbitration before a three-member Arbitration Board of all issues in dispute regarding the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

The City Secretary certified that the petition has a sufficient number of validated signatures to meet the statutory requirements and, under the law, the petition must be submitted to the City's qualified voters on the November 3rd, 2020, ballot. The City Council called the Special Election for the proposed charter amendment on August 10, 2020. Full details of Ordinance No. 2020-083 can be found here.

REGISTERED VOTERS INFORMATION

  • Photo ID required for voting in Texas - Click here at votetexas.gov for more information
  • Last day to Register to Vote: October 5, 2020 (Monday)
  • Last day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): October 23, 2020 (Friday)

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

Bowie County, Texas, and the City of Texarkana will conduct joint early voting by personal appearance at the times and locations established by Bowie County for the November special election.

The locations are as follows:

EV1   Bowie County Courthouse, 710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston Texas

EV2   Southwest Center, 3222 W. 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas

EV3   Walnut Church of Christ, 2720 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas

The early voting schedule is as follows:

Day

Date

Times

Hours





Tuesday

10/13/2020

8am-6pm

10

Wednesday

10/14/2020

8am-6pm

10

Thursday

10/15/2020

8am-6pm

10

Friday

10/16/2020

7am-7pm

12

Saturday

10/17/2020

8am-5pm

9

Sunday

10/18/2020

Closed


Monday

10/19/2020

8am-6pm

10

Tuesday

10/20/2020

8am-6pm

10

Wednesday

10/21/2020

8am-6pm

10

Thursday

10/22/2020

8am-6pm

10

Friday

10/23/2020

7am-7pm

12

Saturday

10/24/2020

8am-5pm

9

Sunday

10/25/2020

Closed

 

Monday

10/26/2020

8am-6pm

10

Tuesday

10/27/2020

8am-6pm

10

Wednesday

10/28/2020

8am-6pm

10

Thursday

10/29/2020

8am-6pm

10

Friday

10/30/2020

8am-6pm

10


ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

**ALL POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM**

Polling Locations are as follows:

PRECINCT                             LOCATION

 

                1A/4E                                     GOREE Academic Learning Center

                                                                3201 Lincoln Ave - Texarkana TX

                2A/1B                                    St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church

                                                                2921 Norris Cooley Dr - Texarkana TX

                2B/4D/5A                             Westlawn Elementary School

                                                                410 Westlawn Dr - Texarkana TX

                2C                                           Theron Jones Early Literacy Center

                                                                2600 W. 15th - Texarkana TX

                2D/4A/5B                             Texarkana College Truman Arnold Center

                                                                2500 N. Robinson Rd - Texarkana TX

                3A                                           Collins Memorial Bldg.

                                                                3000 Texas Blvd - Texarkana TX

                3B                                           Texarkana City Hall

                                                                220 Texas Blvd - Texarkana TX       

                4B                                           Spring Lake Park School

                                                                4324 Ghio-Fish Blvd - Texarkana TX

4C                                           Texas Middle School

                                                2100 College Dr -Texarkana TX

5C                                           Richmond Road Baptist Church

                                                                5805 Richmond Road - Texarkana

                6A                                           First Baptist Church 

                                                                3015 Moores Ln. - Texarkana

                6B                                           Pleasant Grove Middle School

                                                                5605 Cooks Ln. - Texarkana

8B                                           Eylau Methodist Church

                                                5214 W US 59 – Texarkana TX

9                                              Nash School

                                                100 Burton St Texarkana TX            

10                                           Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department

                                                                3123 FM 559 – Texarkana TX

                11                                           C5 Volunteer Fire Dept

                                                                9534 W. New Boston Rd - Texarkana TX
 

For more information related to voting and registration, call the Bowie County Elections Office at (903) 628.6810.