May 5, 2018 General & Special Election

Oak Point will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  In the upcoming election, residents of Oak Point will elect persons to fill the office of three (3) City Council members.  The current positions are held by Jim Almond, Judith Camp and John Lusk.  The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot begins on Wednesday, January 17 and goes through Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. City hall is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.  Applications can be picked up starting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at City Hall or can be downloaded from the website. 

The City of Oak Point will also hold a Special Election on Saturday, May 5, 2018 for the purpose of reauthorizing the 1/4 % sales tax for road maintenance. In May 2006, May 2010, and May 2014 the voters of the City of Oak Point authorized a ¼% sales tax for street maintenance. The tax expires after four years unless a new election is held to reauthorize the tax. Therefore, it is necessary to call an election to allow Oak Point voters to consider reauthorizing the tax.

Early voting will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 and goes through Tuesday, May 1.  Click here for a list of early voting locations.

If you have any questions regarding this information, you may contact Amy Bockes, City Secretary, at (972) 294-2312 or via e-mail at abockes@oakpointtexas.com

How do I register to vote?

To vote in any election, including municipal elections, residents must be registered to vote in the precinct where they reside.  To be eligible to register, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a resident of the County;
  • be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
  • not a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law

Residents may pick up a Voter Registration Application at City Hall, 100 Naylor Road, and mail the application to the Denton County Elections office.  You may also go to the Denton County Elections website and print an application, which can then be mailed.  To be eligible to vote, voter registration must be completed 30 days prior to the election.   

If you have any questions, or wish to verify your voter registration information, please contact Denton County Elections at (940) 320-VOTE (8683) or visit their website at http://www.votedenton.com/

 

How do I request an application for an early voting ballot by mail?

A registered voter is eligible for early voting by mail if the voter meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Out of the county - The voter will be out of the county of the voter's residence on Election Day and during the hours of voting at the main early voting polling place during the part of the period for early voting by personal appearance remaining after the voter's early voting ballot application is submitted to the Early Voting Clerk.  If the voter does not submit the application before early voting by personal appearance begins, the voter is ineligible for early voting by mail unless the voter is absent from the county when the application is submitted.
  • Disability - The voter has an illness or physical condition that prevents the voter from appearing at the polling place on Election Day.
  • Age - The voter is 65 years of age or older on Election Day.
  • Confinement in Jail - The voter is confined in jail at the time the application is submitted:
    Serving a misdemeanor sentence for a term that ends on or after election day;
    Pending trial after denial of bail:
    Without bail pending an appeal of a felony conviction; or
    Pending trial or appeal on a bailable offense for which release on bail before Election Day is unlikely.

Please contact the Denton County Elections Administrator at (940) 349-3200.

Where do I vote?

The first day for early voting by personal appearance begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 and concludes on Tuesday, May 2, 2016.  The hours for early voting are Monday - Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with extended hours of 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on May 1st and May 2nd.  During early voting, residents of Oak Point may vote at any polling location within Denton County.  On Election Day residents will vote at the Oak Point City Hall, located at 100 Naylor Road, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Citizens are encouraged to bring their voter registration cards with them to the polling location.

Click here for a list of early voting locations in Denton County.