November 7, 2023 Local Option Election
The City of Richland Hills received a petition meeting the requirements of Chapter 501 of the Texas Election Code related to local option elections on July 3, 2023. In accordance with Section 501.032, the number of required signatures on a petition is equal to or greater than 35 percent of the registered voters in the political subdivision who voted for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election (as indicated by the official returns for that election.) Based on this requirement, the minimum number of valid signatures required to call a local option election in Richland Hills was 903.
The City Secretary performed the petition signature verification using a statistical sampling method pursuant to Section 501.031(a) of the Texas Election Code and confirmed approximately 910 valid petition signatures. Once it has been determined that the petition contains the required number of valid signatures, the City Council must order the election at its next regular session occurring 30 days on or after the date the petition was filed with the City Secretary. Additionally, the law requires that local option elections be held on a uniform election date.
A special election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, to allow voters to consider voting for or against the following proposition:
the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only
La venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento.
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This would allow liquor stores to open in Richland Hills city limits subject to City zoning requirements and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules.
Current Alcoholic Beverage Allowances
In 2000, Richland Hills voters approved the below resolutions for the sale of some alcoholic beverages:
- Resolution 153-01: The legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only; and
- Resolution 153-01:The legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only
This allows grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. to sell beer and wine and allows restaurants to sell any type of alcohol as long as the majority of sales are in food.
Notice of Election
Mayor, Council Place 2 and Council Place 4 will next be elected in May during even numbered years (first Saturday in May).
- May 4, 2024
- May 2, 2026
Council Place 1, Council Place 3 and Council Place 5 will next be elected in May during odd numbered years (first Saturday in May).
- May 3, 2025
- May 1, 2027
Other elections may be called as needed in accordance with the Texas Election Code.
For information on voter registration and polling locations, contact Tarrant County Elections at 817-831-VOTE (8683) or visit Tarrant County's website.
Para la información sobre registro de votante y puestos de votación, póngase en contacto con Elecciones de Condado Tarrant en 817-831-VOTE (8683) o visite el sitio web en tarrantcounty.com/evote.