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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA COMMUNICATION
AGENDA DATE:May 11, 2021
SUBJECT:

Adopt a Resolution Ordering the June 5, 2021, General Runoff Election for the Purpose of Electing the City Councilmembers for Place Nos. 3 and 5. 

STAFF RESOURCE:
Shelley B. George, City Secretary
ACTION PROPOSED:
Adopt a Resolution Ordering the June 5, 2021, General Runoff Election for the Purpose of Electing the City Councilmembers for Place Nos 3 and 5.



BACKGROUND

On May 1, 2021, the Joint General Election was held in which no candidate received a majority of the votes cast for City Councilmember Place Nos. 3 and 5.
 
According to Section 7.04(3) of the Allen City Charter, "In the event no candidate receives a majority of all the votes cast for all the candidates for an office, the council shall order a runoff election to be held not earlier than twenty (20) days nor later than forty-five (45) days after the final canvass of the regular election, or such other time period as may be prescribed by state law."

 

The Texas Election Code states that the runoff election must be ordered "not later than the fifth day after the date of the final canvass of the main election is completed." [EC 2.024]

 

In accordance with the Texas Election Code and the Allen City Charter, the Allen City Council is respon¬≠sible for ordering a General Runoff Election.  The order of the election is shown in the form of the attached resolution. Pursuant to the Election Services Contract authorized by Resolution No. 3801-2-21(R), the Elections Administrator of Collin County shall serve as Elections Administrator for the election. 


STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that City Council adopt a Resolution ordering the June 5, 2021, General Runoff Election.

MOTION

I make a motion to adopt Resolution No. __________ ordering the June 5, 2021, General Runoff Election.


ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Resolution
Runoff Election Calendar