May 2, 2020 General Election and Charter Amendments - Postponed to Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The next General Election originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Sugar Land City Hall, located at 2700 Town Center Blvd. N. Sugar Land, TX 77479 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/election/candidates/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
Filing requirements are per state statute, and available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2018/local.shtml and those of the City of Sugar Land Qualifications for Elected Officials.
Canvass Official Results
November 3, 2020 - General Election
|Candidates||Office Sought||Early Votes||Election Day Votes||Total / Percentage|
|Joe R. Zimmerman||Mayor||38,819||2,650||41,469 / 100.00%|
|Taylor Landin||At Large Position 1||14,991||864||15,855 / 43.23%|
|William Ferguson||At Large Position 1||19,397||1,425||20,822 / 56.77%|
|Jennifer Lane||At Large Position 2||30,558||2,049||32,607 / 100.00%|
Charter Amendments - All Propositions Passed
November 3, 2020 - Special Election
|Name of Proposition||
|Early Votes||Election Day Votes||Total / Percentage|
|Shall Sections 2.01 and 2.03 of the City Charter be amended to increase the current two-year terms for the council members and mayor to three-year terms; change the term limitations from four consecutive terms in a nine-year period to three consecutive terms in a nine-year period; provide that single-member district and at-large positions are aggregated for the purpose of terms limits; and be effective for the single-member district positions as of the May 2021 election and for the mayor and at-large positions as of the May 2022 election?||26,021||1,852||27,873 / 55.03%|
|Proposition B||Shall Section 2.02 of the City Charter be amended to require the city secretary to verify city council candidate and incumbent residency by viewing a Texas Driver’s License or Texas Identification Card and a Voter Registration Card?||41,771||2,859||44,630 / 87.42%|
|Proposition C||Shall Section 2.06(b) of the City Charter be amended to allow city council 60 days to fill an office vacancy of less than twelve months?||38,481||2,656||41,137 / 84.64%|
|Proposition D||Shall Section 2.08(b) of the City Charter be amended to mandate city council vote aye or nay on all ordinances and resolutions unless prohibited to do so by law?||38,568||2,634||41,202 / 85.12%|
|Proposition E||Shall the City Charter be amended to add a new section titled “Forfeiture of Office” to provide that a member of council automatically resigns from office upon the conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude?||42,685||2,886||45,571 / 91.43%|
|Proposition F||Shall the City Charter be amended to add a new section titled “Resign to Run” to provide that a member of council automatically resigns from office upon the filing for the position of an external public office?||36,744||2,474||39,218 / 81.26%|
|Proposition G||Shall Section 3.04(a)(1) of the City Charter be amended to require initiative and referendum petitions be signed by a number equal to or greater than 15% of the registered voters in the city as of the petition date?||34,408||2,364||36,772 / 78.50%|
|Proposition H||Shall Section 3.04(a)(2) of the City Charter be amended to reduce the number of required signature on a mayoral or at-large recall petition to 15% of the city’s registered voters as of the petition date?||28,770||1,978||30,748 / 65.48%|
|Proposition I||Shall Section 3.04(a)(3) of the City Charter be amended to reduce the number of required signatures on a district member recall petition to 15% of the city’s registered voters residing in that district as of the petition date?||28,779||1,958||30,737 / 65.13%|