The Southlake City Council approved two special elections at the February 17, 2015 Council meeting. The first is a special sales tax election that would ask voters to consider a reduction of the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) rate from 1/2 cent to 1/8 cent and to create a new Type A Economic Development Corporation to fund the construction and operations of The Marq Southlake and to allow for the promotion of economic development. As required by law, the City Council held a public hearing at the meeting to explain the ballot language and to call the special election.
The 1/8th of a cent remaining for the CCPD would remain dedicated to continue the School Resource Officer program as well as other equipment needs for the Southlake Police Department. Under state law all special sales tax districts and corporations require voter approval. For more information about the special election and the proposed Type A Economic Development Corporation please visit the City’s special election webpage.
The second special election, approved on the consent agenda, is an election to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Laura Hill, Place 5. The term expires May 2016. The filing period for this special election will begin February 18, 2015 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2015. For more information on filing for Place 5 please visit the City’s election information webpage.
Early voting for all elections begins April 27, 2015 and concludes May 5, 2015. Voters who are unsure if they are registered to vote are asked to check the appropriate county website (Tarrant or Denton) for verification.
All voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in any Texas Election. Please check the City’s voting information page frequently as locations are subject to change.
Election Day takes place May 9, 2015. Southlake voters must go to their county precinct polling location on Election Day. Questions regarding early voting and election day polling locations for all elections may be directed to the Southlake City Secretary’s office (817) 748-8016.