Elections

When are elections held to elect the Mayor and members of City Council?

The City of Bevil Oaks conducts its General Election every year in November. Each term is held for 2 years, with each Ward having someone up for election every year. The next General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6,2018. 

Which City Council offices are up for election?

For the year 2018, 3 Council positions are up for election. Those positions are currently held by the following: 


Ward 1: Martha Vautrot

Ward 1: Vacant - former: Mark Theobald

Ward 2: Doug Emmons

Ward 3: Allen Pride


All other Council positions will not be up for election until November 2019.

Who is currently in office?

Mayor: Rebecca M. Ford

Ward 1: Martha Vautrot

Ward 1: Vacant 

Ward 2: Michelle Nelson

Ward 2: Doug Emmons

Ward 3: Allen Pride

Ward 3: Danny Fruge, Mayor Pro-Tem

What are the qualifications to run for Municipal Office?

  

Mayor:

* Residence - 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in the City of Bevil Oaks prior to the first day of applications for ballots to be accepted.

* Age - 18 years old or older

* Must be a registered voter at the time of the beginning date for filing for application.


City Council:

* Residence - 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the City of Bevil Oaks (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287

* Age - 18 years old or older

* Must be a registered voter at the time of the beginning date for filing for application.



****** PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Harvey, residency will be verified by date driver's license was issued with a Bevil Oaks address.  Or if address is TEMPORARILY CHANGED DUE TO THE FLOODING and the homeowner is unable to currently reside in Bevil Oaks, but is fixing the home to move back, then we will pull JCAD records, water bills, and any other potential records to see how long that address has been your primary residence.

Does the Mayor or City Council receive a salary?

No. At the present time, no Mayor nor City Council Member receive any type of salary or compensation.

How do I apply for Municipal Office?

In order to have your name appear on the ballot, an individual is required to submit an Application for a Place on the Ballot. Note, that a candidate may announce his/her intention to run for Municipal Office at any time. However, he/she cannot file an Application until the designated filing period. For the November 2018 Election, interested persons can pick up an Election Packet from the City Secretary at City Hall and file it during the filing period to be named later. City Hall is located at:

13560 River Oaks Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77713

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