YOU CAN GET INVOLVED TO END FORCED ANNEXATION BY:
VOLUNTEERING to help with our writing outreach campaign. You can use the sample letter on this page (just print the. Petition Drive Form Letter and mail to neighbors) or use the text below to build your own. If you need list for area of Bell County voters, or have any questions, please Contact Us so that we do not duplicate efforts.
SIGNING the Petition! 10% of Bell County voters need to sign the Petition in order for the Bell County Commissioners to place the measure on the November 6, 2018 county-wide ballot.
VISITING our host petition binder businesses at Binder Host Locations
CONTACTING US to check out a signature binder or to host a petition binder at your location or business.
SHARING the information with fellow Bell County voters and encourage those eligible to Register to Vote
SUPPORTING the petition drive and ballot measure on November 6, 2018.
SAMPLE LETTER FORMAT:
April 11, 2018
I am with a group of citizens circulating a petition to add a measure to the ballot this fall to change the way annexations are being forced without the consent of Bell County voters. My neighbors and I were faced with a forced annexation (a city extending its boundaries to include property without consent of the landowner) and that is why we started this petition.
On August 15, 2017, Governor Greg Abbot signed Senate Bill 6 into law limiting the annexation powers of Texas cities. Effective December 1, 2017, counties with populations of 500,000 or more are automatically covered by the protections of the new law.
Our home county, Bell, has less than 500,000 residents, so we must opt-in by placing a measure on the ballot to vote in the protections of the new law on November 6, 2018.
We need 10% of registered Bell County voters to sign the petition (approximately 20,000), by May 18, 2018 so every signature counts!
Please join us in this effort to change the law giving voters and property owners a voice in annexation of their properties.
To find out where you can sign a petition near you, please visit our webpage at https://empowerbellcountytexans.org/where-can-i-sign/, email us at EBCTX2017@gmail.com or give us a call 254-613-1221 for more information, to volunteer to help with the petition drive and/or if you need one of our volunteers to drive to your location, so you can sign the petition.
Thank you in advance for your support in making Bell County the place we all want to live, where residents have a voice in the annexation process!
Your Neighbors Determined to End Forced Annexation
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