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Elections

The City Secretary’s office is responsible for conducting all City elections.  The General Election to elect the Mayor and Council members is conducted each year in November.  Elected officials serve staggered three (3) year terms.  All elected officials are voted at-large.

To be eligible for candidacy, you must be a citizen of the United States of America and a qualified elector of the State of Texas and have resided in the City continuously for the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election.

Candidate packets are available, with the City Secretary, in July of each year.  Any person having the qualifications required by the Home Rule Charter may place his/her name in nomination as a candidate for an elected position by filing with the City Secretary an application in accordance with the Texas Election Code, accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of $100.00, or in lieu of a filing fee, a petition signed by a minimum number of twenty-five (25) qualified voters from the City.