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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - City Council Meeting
The Mayor is elected separately from the Council, so candidates for Mayor do not run against candidates for the council seats. The Mayoral office limits successive terms of service to three terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. The person elected Mayor presides over all meetings of the City Council. The Mayor has a vote on all matters coming before the Council unless otherwise disqualified and is the official head of the City government.
Every two years, all four council seats are open for election. No Councilmember may serve for more than three successive terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. Councilmembers are expected to attend regular Council Meetings and to serve as liaisons to various advisory committees. Each Councilmember has an equal vote on all action taken by the Council.
Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15 - February 14, 2020. The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be January 15, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 14, 2020.
The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 18, 2020.
View or download a Candidate Packet, which includes the Application for Place on Ballot and other required filing forms
Note: Form CTA & Instructions, Form ACTA & Instructions, and Form C/OH & Instructions were replaced on January 22, 2020 with the latest forms issued by the Texas Ethics Commission.
View or download the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot
View or download 2020 Filed Candidate Applications
Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
Home Rule Charter Requirements: (City Charter Chapter 3, Sec. 3.02)
Each Councilmember and the Mayor must continually reside within the City during the term of office, and any removal of residence from the City during the term shall constitute a vacation of the office.
View or download a comprehensive list of City Election Results from 1924 to the present.