Voting in Sweeny
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Elections & Voting
Regular elections guarantee mass political involvement and
enable citizens to influence the actions of their
government. Elections confer on a government the
legitimacy that it can achieve no other way. As a mechanism to legitimize change,
elections fill important public offices,
enable citizen representation, and ensure accountability.
Because candidates advocate certain policies and positions on
important topics, elections also involve a choice of platform and
point the society in certain directions on a wide range of of
Regular elections also ensure that government is accountable to
the people it serves. At fixed intervals, citizens eligible
to vote are called on to judge those in power. If the
judgment is favorable, and the incumbents are re-elected, the
office holder may continue their policies with renewed
resolve. Should the incumbents be defeated and their
challengers elected, however, a change in policies will likely
result. Either way, the winners will claim the mandate from
the majority of people to carry out their platform.
REGULAR VOTING: The polling place to cast regular votes is the Sweeny
Community Center located at 205 W. Ashley Wilson Road in the City of Sweeny, Texas.
EARLY VOTING: There are no early
voting centers in Sweeny. The two closest early voting centers
Where do I vote? (Link to Secretary
of State Web Site)
LEARN MORE. Visit the Brazoria County website for more
information on elections in Brazoria County.
in the City of Sweeny
The following government offices in the City of Sweeny are elected by the people:
- City Council (five positions)
- Municipal Judge
Interested in Running
for Elected Office?
View the selected topics below for more details on running for an elected
office for the City of Sweeny.
- Above the age of
- A qualified voter
- A resident of the city
for six (6) months prior to the election
No person is
ineligible to be a candidate for any election to public office of any city,
regardless of class or by virtue of his age.
(available at City Hall)
Any person qualified
under law, who is a resident citizen of the City of Sweeny, Texas, desiring to
be a candidate for an elected office shall make application to the City Secretary and file his or her application with the City Secretary to have his or
her name placed upon the official loyalty affidavit as required by law, by 5:00
o'clock p.m. at least forty-five (45) days prior to the date of said election,
and the earliest date to file being the 30th day before the filing deadline.