RESOLUTION NO. 05-17-2022-02
A RESOLUTION BY THE PORT ISABEL CITY COMMISSION APPROVING MAYOR’S ORDER OF ELECTION AND NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL RUNOFF GENERAL ELECTION OF JUNE 14, 2022 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING, CITY COMMISSIONER PLACE 1. AUTHORIZING THE CAMERON COUNTY ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATORTO ARRANGE THE COSTS FOR THE ELECTION; DESIGNATING ELECTION PRECINCTS; APPOINTING ELECTION OFFICIALS; ESTABLISHING PAY RATES FOR ELECTION WORKERS; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF THE ES & S AUTOMARK SYSTEM TO COMPLY WITH THE HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT (HAVA); PROVIDING FOR THE EARLY VOTING BALLOT BOARD; ESTABLISHING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF THE CITY SECRETARY’S OFFICE ON THE EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PORT ISABEL, that:
Section 1. That a Runoff general (regular) municipal election is hereby ordered to be held on the 14th day of June, 2022 for the purpose of electing the City Commissioner Place 1, by the qualified voters of the City of Port Isabel.
Section 2. The Cameron County Elections Administrator is expressly authorized to obtain election supplies and equipment required by law and necessary to conduct said election.
Section 3. The Cameron County Elections Administrator shall perform all duties in general elections with respect to early voting, giving notice of the election and preparing the official ballots.
Section 4. The Election precincts, voting places of said City election shall be as follows:
Consisting of County
City Voting Precinct
Port Isabel City Hall 1, 83
Section 5. In addition the presiding judge and alternate judge for each precinct herein above designated, the respective presiding judge for each precinct and the Early Voting Ballot Board as herein provided shall be authorized to appoint a sufficient number of clerks as they may deem necessary to assist them in said election, provided, however, that the number of clerks appointed by said presiding judge for each polling place shall not be less than two, including the alternate judge also serving as a clerk.
Section 6. ES&S Automark Voter Assist Terminal shall be used for voting to meet the federal and state law requirements by having at least one system, equipped for individuals with disabilities, including non-visual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for privacy and independences as other voters, at each polling site, at the foregoing election precincts and a precinct ballot counters at said election.
Section 7. Early voting shall be conducted by the Cameron County Elections Administrator in the Port Isabel Chambers Meeting Room in Port Isabel, Texas, and paper ballots shall be used for early voting by mail and shall be used for early voting by personal appearance. Early voting by personal appearance for the election shall commence on Tuesday, May 31 thru Friday June 10 9 am to 7:00 pm., Saturday, June 4 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, June 6th thru Wednesday, June 8 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Thursday, June 9 thru Friday, June 10 8:00 am to 8:00 pm,
Applications for voting by mail shall be send to:
Cameron County Early Voting Clerk
1050 East Madison Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Fax: (956) 550- 7298
Section 8. An Early Voting Ballot Board is hereby designated to canvass the early votes cast by mail and by personal appearance. A Presiding Judge of said Board, will be appointed and other members as provided in the Texas Election Code, Section 87.002(b).
Section 9. The following slate of officials and other designated persons are hereby authorized to be present at the time of counting the ballots to observe the election counting process:
- The Secretary of State and/or his authorized representative.
- The Port Isabel Cameron County Elections Administrator her designated representative.
Section 10. The City Chambers Meeting Room located in the Port Isabel Municipal Building is hereby established as the Central Counting Station to receive and tabulate votes and ballots cast in said election.
Section 11. The following persons are hereby authorized and approved as persons employed and designated to handle the ballots, count the ballots by electronically, and be present at the time of ballot tabulation.
- Early Voting Ballot Board Judge
- Clerks – to be named by the Presiding Judge
- Cameron County Elections Administrator or her designated representative.
Section 12. All resident, qualified voters of the City of Port Isabel shall be permitted to vote for the Commissioner Place 1. In addition, the election materials as outlined in Section 272.005, Texas Election Code, shall be printed in both English and Spanish for use at the polling places and for early voting for said election.
Section 13. The Mayor is authorized to sign an Order of Election and a Notice of Regular Municipal Election prescribed by the State of Texas on behalf of the City Commission. The Notice of Regular Municipal Election shall be published in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Election Code and the City Charter.
Section 14. Should any part, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase contained in this resolution be held to be unconstitutional or of no force and effect, such holding shall not affect the validity for the remaining portion of this resolution, but in all respects said remaining portion shall be and remain in full force and effect.
Section 15. That this resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Port Isabel City Commission this 17th day of May, 2022.
CITY OF PORT ISABEL, TEXAS
Martin Cantu Jr., Mayor
Susie Alcocer, City Secretary
January 7, 2022
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