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Elections

Election of Mayor and Council Members

The City usually holds an election on the 1st Saturday in May.  Generally, on even years, three of the City’s 5 Council seats are up for election, while on odd years, the other two seats and the Mayor’s seat are up.

2021 General Election Information – May 1, 2021

There will be two (2) City Council seats up for election both for two-year terms and one (1) Mayoral seat for a two-year term.  Candidate Application Packets are available for pick-up in the City Secretary’s Office during normal business hours beginning January 8, 2021, through February 12, 2021.

The first day a candidate can file for a place on the ballot is January 13, 2021.  The first day of filing a declaration of write-in candidacy is also January 13, 2021.

The deadline for filing for a place on the ballot is February 12, 2020, by 5:00 pm.  The deadline for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy is February 16, 2020, by 5:00 pm.

Drawing for a place on the ballot will be held on February 15, 2020, at 9:30 am in the City Council Chambers at Glen Rose City Hall, 201 NE Vernon Street.

 

Qualifications for Office

Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.032)

  • Mayor
    Residence — 1 year in state prior to the filing
    deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
    Age — 18
    Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline
  • Alderman
    Residence — 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
    Age — 18
    Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

 

Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the Ballot – General Election