July 3, 2021 Special Election and August 21, 2021 Runoff election 

2021 Special Election crop

Due to the unexpected death of Mayor Rawley McCoy, a special election was ordered to fill the vacancy in the office of mayor of the City of Victoria.  The unexpired term of office will end in May 2022.  

Cm. Jeff Bauknight filed for a place on the ballot of the mayoral special election.  An additional special election was ordered to fill his unexpired term as District 3 council member.  The unexpired term for District 3 will end in May 2024.

Below are legal references to the city code and Texas Constitution referencing the ordering of a special election.  

Section 4 of the City Charter states "In case of a vacancy in the office of the Mayor or any Council member, by refusal to accept or failure to qualify, or by death, resignation, or otherwise, the City Council shall order an election to fill such vacancy, and all special elections shall be conducted as provided for the holding of general elections for the City."

Article XI, Section 11 (c) of the Texas Constitution states "Any vacancy or vacancies occurring on such governing body shall not be filled by appointment but must be filled by majority vote of the qualified voters at a special election called for such purpose within one hundred and twenty (120) days after such vacancy or vacancies occur except that the municipality may provide by charter or charter amendment the procedure for filling a vacancy occurring on its governing body for an unexpired term of 12 months or less."


Legal Notices for the Special Election for District 3

Canvass and Official Results of the July 3, 2021 Special Election (PDF)

DISTRICT 3 DRAWING FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT - DISTRITO 3 ADVISO DE SORTEO PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA

Ordinance 2021-103 (PDF)

Ordenanza 2021-105 (PDF)

Order of Election for District 3 Special Election (PDF)

Orden de elección para las elecciones especiales del Distrito 3 (PDF)


Filing Documents for the Special Election for District 3

Application for a Place on the Ballot - Special Election (PDF)

Application for Declaration of Write-in Candidate (PDF)

Code of Fair Campaign Practices (PDF)

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer (PDF)

First Steps for Candidates Running for a City Office (PDF)

Complete Filing Packet including Instructions and Additional Forms for the Special Election for District 3 (PDF)


Legal Notices for the Special Election for Mayor

Canvass and Official Results of the July 3, 2021 Special Election (PDF)

NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT - AVISO DE SORTEO PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA (PDF)

Ordinance 2021-66 (PDF)

Ordenanza 2021-69 (PDF)

Election Order (PDF)

ORDEN DE ELECCIÓN (PDF)

Voting Locations (PDF)

Centro de Votación (PDF)


Filing Documents for the Special Election for Mayor

Application for a Place on the Ballot - Special Election (PDF)

Application for Declaration of Write-in Candidate (PDF)

Code of Fair Campaign Practices (PDF)

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer (PDF)

First Steps for Candidates Running for a City Office (PDF)

Complete Filing Packet including Instructions and Additional Forms for the Special Election for Mayor(PDF)