Elections

Elections

City Elections

The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas and the City Charter.

The governing and lawmaking body of the city shall consist of the mayor and six council members who shall be elected for terms of (2) two years. All places, including the mayor, will be elected at large.  A term of office shall be defined as an elected period of two years

​May 6, 2017 General Election

On May 6, 2017 there will be an election held for the purpose of electing persons to City Council, Place 1, Place 2 and Place 3.

The filing period for this election will begin January 18, 2017 and will end on February 17, 2017. The time frame for declaration for write-in candidacy will end on February 21, 2017.

Click here to see the required notice of deadline to file application for place on the ballot.

Notice of Election Document

Uniform Election Date

  • Municipal elections are held annually in May (first Saturday), as authorized by state law.

Future Elections

The following elections shall take place as listed below:

  • May 6, 2017 – Places 4, 5 and 6 will be elected
  • May 5, 2018 – Mayor

Election Forms & Documents

Click the link to download

Download FileCandidate Packet W/ Application Forms

Important Links for Voters

NEW VOTER ID LAW (Effective 8/10/2016)

NEW Photo ID Requirements

Voters will still have to show an approved form of photo identification under SB-14 in order to vote.  However, these forms can now be expired up to four years.  In addition, if a voter is not able to obtain, and has a reasonable impediment to obtaining, one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by:

(1) signing a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, and

(2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation. Supporting documentation can be a certified birth certificate (must be an original), a valid voter registration certificate, a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter, although government documents including a photo must be original and cannot be copies.

If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.


    

DO YOU NEED AN ID? 

ELECTION IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATES 
CAN BE OBTAINED IN OUR OFFICE FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT VALID PHOTO ID FOR VOTING!  


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F YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ONE OF THE 7 APPROVED FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION LISTED ABOVE YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR AN ELECTION ID.
EIC APPLICATION FORM

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
                


 

HAVE YOU MOVED?  DID YOU CHANGE YOUR NAME?

IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS ON YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION CARD, PLEASE FILL OUT A NEW VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION AND MAIL IT TO US OR BRING IT IN PERSON TO OUR OFFICE OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO CHANGE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ONLINE!

https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/sos/SOSACManager


TO CHANGE YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS ON YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/txdl/welcome.dl?locale=en_US

 


VOTER REGISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS)

If you registered to vote at the DPS office when you renewed your Driver’s License, and you have not received a new voter registration card, please call this office to verify that we received your application.   If you have any questions concerning your voter registration status, please contact this office at 903-782-1116.

If you renewed your drivers license online and you checked the box to Register to Vote you will be given a link to the Secretary of State’s website to fill out and print a voter registration application.

You currently cannot register to vote online.  You must print and mail your application to the Voter Registrar.  If you have moved to a different county you will need to mail your application to the Voter Registrar in your new county.