General City Election Info

November 3, 2020 General Election


Early Voting location will be held at Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach, Cleveland, TX

Election Day Voting Held at Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach, Cleveland, TX

Due to the Governor’s Proclamation authorizing cities to move their May 2, 2020 election to November uniform election date due to the current health crisis, the City of Cleveland passed Ordinance no. 1218 approving the move.    

Debido a la Proclamación del Gobernador que autoriza a las ciudades a trasladar su elección del 2 de mayo de 2020 a la fecha de elección uniforme de noviembre debido a la actual crisis de salud, la Ciudad de Cleveland aprobó una ordenanza no. 1218 aprobando el movimiento

Election Dates

These only apply to the Nov 3, 2020 election that was moved from May 2, 2020 due to COVID-19.
  • August 17, 2020 - Statutory last day for ordering general election or special election to fill a vacancy
  • August 24, 2020 - Last day for ballot candidate to withdraw in a general or special election and have the candidate's name removed from the ballot (withdrawal request must be received by 5:00 pm CST) (Exception:  a withdrawal submitted after this date is valid if it is submitted before the ballots are prepared and before public notice of the logic and accuracy test has been published.
  • Oct 5, 2020 - Last day to mail balloting materials for early voting by mail, to persons whose applications were accepted before the 37th day before election.
  • Oct 5, 2020 - Last day to submit voter registration application in time to vote at the election or for requesting transfer of registration in time to vote in new precinct not in the same county or territory.
  • Oct 19, 2020 - First day for early voting by personal appearance
  • Oct 23, 2020 - Last day to receive application by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail, by 12 noon or close of business, whichever is later.
  • Oct 30, 2020 - Last day of regular early voting by personal appearance
  • Nov 3, 2020 - Election Day - polls are open 7 am to 7 pm. 

VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Photo ID Information

 Acceptable Forms of Identification (PDF)

Notice of Acceptable Identification Poster (English)
8.5x14 (PDF) | 11x17 (PDF) | 24x36 (PDF)

Notice of Acceptable Identification Poster (Spanish)
8.5x14 (PDF) | 11x17 (PDF) | 24x36 (PDF)

Ready. Check. Vote. Information Card (English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Qualifications for Mayor or Councilmember

3.02     QUALIFICATIONS:

The Mayor shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and a qualified voter of the State of Texas: and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding his election, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland.

Each Councilman shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election, shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland.  If the Mayor or any Council member fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications or shall be absent from three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without valid excuse, or shall move from the legally established boundaries of the City of Cleveland, the City Council must at its next regular meeting declare a vacancy to exist and shall fill said vacancy as set forth in Section 3.06 of this charter.

PDF copy of the Home Rule Charter