Future Elections:
May 1, 2021 - Council Member Places 4 and 5 (filing period Jan 13 - Feb 12, 2021)
May 7, 2022 - Council Member Places 1, 2, and 3

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Early voting will be at Ellis County Elections Office, 204 E. Jefferson Street.  Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 13-February 12, 2021. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective  September 1, 2019).

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
Order of Election Ordinance No. 3249
Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot
Early Voting Vote Centers
Election Day Vote Centers
Notice of Election
Joint Notice of Election
Sample Ballots

Applications Filed:
Council Member Place 4:
Billie Wallace, Fraud Investigator
Mary Lou Shipley, Retired
Paul Christenson, Chief Financial Officer

Council Member Place 5:
Darrin Robinson, Regional Director
Charles "Chuck" Beatty, Retired
Travis M. Smith, Business Consultant

As a reminder, Write-In Candidate Applications can be filed by fax (469) 309-4003 or by email lcartwright@waxahachie.com.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  If you prefer to file in person, please call (469) 309-4006 to make arrangements due to City Hall being closed today for inclement weather.  

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml  and those of the Election Code Section 141.001:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have been a resident of Texas for at least 12 months as of the deadline for filing for the office
  • Have resided in the city for at least 6 months as of the deadline for filing for the office
  • Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Not have been found mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court

Ellis County Elections
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Texas Ethics Commission
Texas Secretary of State