General City Election Info
The next City Council General Election is scheduled for May 1, 2021.
May 1, 2021 General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be Held at Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Street, Cleveland TX 77327.
The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot, for Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 2, in the May 1, 2021 General Election is January 13, 2021; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 12, 2021. Applications are filed in the office of the City Secretary at 907 E Houston, Cleveland TX 77327. Applications that are notarized and filled out completely can be emailed or faxed as listed on the Notice of Deadline to File.
The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 16, 2021.
The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland School District's elections will be conducted by the Liberty County Elections Administrator's office. Copies of early voting registers will be obtainable through their website (see link below).
Early Voting Location for City of Cleveland and Cleveland ISD May 2021 Elections will be Cleveland Civic Center, 210 Peach Ave, Cleveland Texas 77327. This location will also be the Voting Day location.
Early voting starts on Monday, April 19 and runs until Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (weekdays only)
The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Cleveland City Council are found in the Home Rule Charter (as shown below).
Secretary of State Elections: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml
Secretary of State Election Calendar May 1, 2021 Election
Liberty County Elections Administrator: https://www.co.liberty.tx.us/page/liberty.Elections
Liberty County registered voters who need to update their voter registration information or residents who would like to register to vote, visit www.VoteTexas.gov
THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION IS:
Thursday, April 2, 2021
Qualifications for Mayor or Councilmember
The Mayor shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and a qualified voter of the State of Texas: and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding his election, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland.
Each Councilman shall be a resident citizen of the City of Cleveland, at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and shall have been a resident of the City of Cleveland for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election, shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas, and shall not be indebted to the City of Cleveland. If the Mayor or any Council member fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications or shall be absent from three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without valid excuse, or shall move from the legally established boundaries of the City of Cleveland, the City Council must at its next regular meeting declare a vacancy to exist and shall fill said vacancy as set forth in Section 3.06 of this charter.