Elections

Voter Qualifications
Eligibility for voting in citywide elections will require each voter to:

 
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have:

                a) fully discharged his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of
                    probation ordered by any court
  
                b) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote

  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election
Candidate Eligibility Requirements
Requirements for declaration of candidacy for a City Council place include the following:
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first date of the term to be filled at the election
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Have not been convicted of a felony from which the individual has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the city or in the district or ward, as applicable, for 6 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, preceding the date of the election).
  • This is not to be considered a comprehensive list of candidate eligibility requirements.  Please refer to the Texas Election Code for further information.
Additional Eligibility Requirements to Type A General Law Cities
To be eligible for the office of mayor of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the 12 months preceding the Election Day.  For more information
visit the Texas Secretary of State website.