Election Information

A general municipal election is conducted annually on the first Saturday in May. The Mayor and council members for Place 4 and Place 5 are elected in odd-numbered years, and council members for Place 1, Place 2 and Place 3 are elected in even-numbered years. The Mayor and each council member are elected at-large, meaning they represent the entire Town, and serve for a term of two years.

You must be registered to vote in the Town in which you currently reside and must be registered 30 days prior to any election in which you wish to vote. Find more information on the upcoming election via the Quick Links.

Summary of the Duties & Qualifications of the Office of Mayor

The mayor occupies the highest elective office in the Town government. The mayor presides over Town Council meetings and is generally recognized as the ceremonial and governmental head of the Town for most purposes. Every candidate for the office of mayor must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Have been a resident of Texas for at least 12 months, as of the deadline for filing for the office
  3. Have resided in the Town for at least 12 months preceding election day
  4. Have a current voter registration certificate
  5. Be 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election 
    • Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  6. Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court

Summary of Town Council Member Duties & Qualifications

Council members are the Town's legislators. Their primary duty is policymaking, which includes identifying the needs of local residents, formulating programs to meet the changing requirements of the community and measuring the effectiveness of ongoing municipal services.

Unless restricted by state law, each council member is entitled to vote on every question decided at a council meeting, and has full parliamentary privileges in council meetings, including the right to speak and make motions when recognized by the Mayor and the right to introduce new ordinances and amendments to existing ones. Candidates for Town Council must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Have been a resident of Texas for at least twelve months as of the deadline for filing for office
  3. Have resided in the Town for at least six months as of the deadline for filing for office
  4. Have a current voter registration certificate
  5. Be 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election
  6. Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  7. Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court