Elections (Elecciones)

May 2, 2020 General Election – November 3, 2020 General Election

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Mayor and two (2) council seat terms, all at-large, are expiring May of 2020 will now expire November 2020.  On May 2, 2020 November 3, 2020, the City of Parker will hold an election, if any incumbent is contested . Anyone wishing to run for City Council may file their application at City Hall with the City Secretary.

The Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation suspending Section 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office, and suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020.

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The filing period is 1/15/2020 through 2/14/2020. Notice

Order to postpone   Order

If any incumbent is contested, a drawing for Place on the Ballot will be held on 2/17/2020, 4:00 PM. 
Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot

Notice of Election: Notice

Sample Ballot Forms
Visit Plano ISD for information on their election.

Visit Collin County Elections website for details on all current elections.

Vote Texas has information on upcoming state and federal elections.

Important Information


Voting


Voting is your expression, it is your voice, it is your constitutional right. You, as a Parker citizen, have an opportunity to express your voice through your vote!  The City of Parker, Texas, contracts with the Collin County Elections Office to administer our elections; therefore, all ballot styles are available for Parker residents during early voting and election day at all Collin County voting centers.  No resident should ever have to go to different locations to vote.  If you would like additional information about voting in your City, you may contact City Secretary Patti Grey at 972-442-6811 or by email.

Collin County Elections

Photo ID now required for voting in Texas



Secretary Hughs Reminds Texans To Register And Prepare To Vote

Being prepared is essential for Texans seeking to make their voices heard


January 23, 2020

Contact: Stephen Chang
512-463-6116


AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today reminded Texans to make the necessary preparations to be able to cast their vote in the upcoming March 3rd primary election. Secretary Hughs encouraged all eligible Texas voters to ensure they are registered to vote in their county of residence, and are aware of what they need to bring to the polls in order to cast a ballot. The Secretary also urged voters to contact their respective county elections office to view a sample ballot, locate their appropriate polling location, and plan their trip to the polls.

Ahead of the upcoming February 3rd voter registration deadline, the Secretary issued a call-to-action by urging Texans to register and take the appropriate steps to be prepared to vote.

“Being prepared is essential for Texans' seeking to make their voices heard," said Secretary Hughs. "In addition to registering to vote, Texans should set aside time to ensure that they have made the necessary preparations to cast their ballot. Together, we will ensure that all eligible Texans are able to take part in shaping the direction of the Lone Star State."

As of this month, there are 16,106,984 registered voters in Texas — a new state record.

Eligible Texans who are not already registered to vote must complete a voter registration application and submit it to the county voter registrar in their county of residence. Completed voter registration applications must be postmarked by February 3rd in order to be accepted. Texans may check to see if they are already registered to vote through the Texas Secretary of State's web site or by visiting www.votetexas.gov.

Texas voters who possess one of the seven approved forms of photo ID must present that ID at the polls. Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID may execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration form, available to them at each polling location, and provide a supporting form of identification. In addition, certain voters may qualify for certain exemptions to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure.

The seven forms of approved photo ID are:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)**
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person's photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)
**License is not required to be REAL ID compliant

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, the acceptable photo ID must be current or, for voters aged 18-69, have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. A voter 70 years of age or older may use a form of acceptable photo ID listed above that has expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

If a voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo identification listed above, and the voter cannot reasonably obtain such identification, the voter may fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration form, which will be available at each polling location, and present a copy or original of one of the following supporting forms of identification:

  • a government document that shows the voter's name and an address, including the voter's voter registration certificate
  • a current utility bill
  • a bank statement
  • a government check
  • a paycheck
  • a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate
  • a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter's identity (which may include a foreign birth document)

The address on an acceptable form of photo identification or a supporting form of identification, if applicable, does not have to match the voter's address on the list of registered voters.

If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.

Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not present an acceptable form of photo identification or follow the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls because of certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to presenting an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure. For more details, voters may contact their county voter registrar.

Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot in upcoming elections can call 1-800-252-VOTE.

For more information on voting in Texas, visit www.votetexas.gov

Lost Voter's Registration Card

 

For a copy of your voter's registration card you can visit Collin County Elections.

More Information


For additional information you may contact Collin County Elections at 800-687-8546 or by email.
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