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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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September 2020 UPdate.

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Oncor tree trimming - northeast section of UP

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9/11 Ceremony Through the Years.

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Meet your new School Resource Officers!

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The Arbor - September 2020.

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Wednesday, September 23 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Thursday, September 24 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Toddler Story - UP Public Library

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Friday, September 25 at 10:45 a.m. - Virtual Baby Story Time.

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Upcoming City events have been canceled or suspended due to COVID-19.

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Wednesday, September 30 at 3:45 p.m. - Virtual Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - City Council Meeting

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ElectionCITY COUNCIL COMPOSITION
The City has five elected positions.  By City Charter, the mayor and all four councilmembers serve two year terms.  All five positions are at-large seats with each elected official serving the city as a whole. The next Mayor/Council election will take place in May, 2022. 

Visit our City Council page to see a list of the current Mayor and City Council. 
Mayor

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.


Council

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.


Qualifications for Candidacy

Home Rule Charter Requirements: (City Charter Chapter 3, Sec. 3.02)
 

  • Candidate must be a qualified (registered) voter of the City
  • Candidate shall not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Candidate shall have resided in the City not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding election day
  • Candidate shall meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code
  • Candidate shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or any other liabilities due the City
 

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.


Meeting Notices and Minutes
City Council Meetings are usually conducted on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Visit the Council Minutes and Agendas page to view meeting notices and minutes.
November 3 General Election Voter information
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Below are some key dates:

October 5 - Last day to register to vote
October 13 - Early voting – first day
October 23 - Last day to apply to vote by mail
October 30 - Early voting – last day
November 3 - Election Day
November 4 - Postmarked mail ballots must be received by 5 p.m. to be counted

Early Voting Locations - the two sites closest to University Park are UP United Methodist at 4024 Caruth and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 7611 Park Lane. UP City Hall is NOT a polling location, either for Early Voting or on Election Day.  The list of Election Day polling locations has not been posted yet.

For more information, please visit the Dallas County Election Department website or call 469-627-VOTE (8683).