Elections & Voting
Elections for the Mayor and four places on the City Council are held every year for two-year terms. In odd years, election for the Mayor and Council Members Place 1 and Place 3 is held. In even years, election for Council Members Place 2 and Place 4 is held.
November 3, 2020 Election
Council Member Place 2
Council Member Place 4
To view the 11 Proposed Charter Amendments, please click here.
To view the Current City Charter related to the Proposed Charter Amendments, please click here.
Early Voting Schedule and Locations
To view the Early Voting Schedule and Locations, please click here.
Notice on Additional Early Voting Location, please click here
To view the 2020 Election Notice, please click here.
How Do You Register?
From the Texas Secretary of State:
Registering to vote is easy in Texas. It doesn't even require a stamp! Official applications to register to vote are postage-paid by the State of Texas. You may obtain an application from the county Voter Registrar's office, the Secretary of State's office, libraries, many post offices, high schools, and on the Texas Secretary of State website.
From the Secretary of State's office, you may request that they send you an official, postage-paid application. Or, you may download an informal application, but you will be required to affix a stamp before mailing. You may also register to vote when you apply for or renew your driver's license.
Read the instructions on the form, fill it out and mail it, postage-free, to the Voter Registrar in your county, or take it to the Voter Registrar's office in your county.
You must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age on the date you apply. If for any reason you cannot register yourself, with your permission, your spouse, parent or child may fill out and sign an application for you if that person is a registered voter or has applied for voter registration. This person is known as your "agent."
All voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. If you do not have such a number, then you must state that fact and provide the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, you must also state that fact.
The application must be received in the Voter Registrar's office or postmarked 30 days before an election in order for you to be eligible to vote in that election. You will receive a voter registration certificate in the mail after the Voter Registrar has processed your voter registration application. Upon receipt of the voter registration certificate, sign it, fold it and keep in it in your wallet and take it to the polls with you when you vote.
May 7, 2016 General Election
The candidate filing period is January 20, 2016 through February 19, 2016.
- City Council, Place 2 Two-Year Term of Office
- City Council, Place 4 Two-Year Term of Office
2016 Important Dates
- January 20 - First day to File for a Place on the Ballot
- February 19 - Last day to File for a Place on the Ballot
- April 7 - Last day to register to vote
- April 25 - First day of Early Voting
- May 3 - Last day of Early Voting
- May 7 - Election day
Candidate packets are available in the City Secretary's Office. For additional information, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (361) 758-5301.
Information About May 2016 Election
Early Voting Schedule for the May 7, 2016, General Election
View the Early Voting Schedule (PDF)
May 9, 2015 General / Special Election - Unofficial Election Returns
|Carrie Scruggs||Council Place 1||355|
|Ramiro Gomez||Council Place 1||248|
|Ernest Rezendes||Council Place 1||21|
|Phillip Hyatt||Council Place 3||400|
|Joe Dominguez||Council Place 3||225|