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2021 City Election  

The City of Carrollton will hold elections on May 1, 2021 for voters to consider Charter Amendments and  elect City Councilmembers for: 

Council Places 1, 3, 5, and 7 are elected at-large, but must reside within the boundaries of their respective Place. For a detailed boundary map, click here.  For an interactive Voting Map for the City of Carrollton, click here


Informational Packets for candidates interested in running for an open council seat will be available in the City Secretary's Office located on the second floor of City Hall. Applications and filing documents will be accepted by the City Secretary's Office during regular City Hall business hours. On the last day of filing (February 12), the City Secretary will be in the office to accept applications until 5:00pm. 


Important Dates 

 Filing Period for Candidates   January 13 - February 12 
Candidate Orientation   February 8
Drawing for a Place on the Ballot   February 18 (rescheduled to 2/22 due to winter storm)
 Last Day to Register to Vote for May 1, 2021 Election  April 1 
 Early Voting  April 19 - 27
 Election Day  May 1, 2021 


Candidate Filings  

Documents for each candidate, including filing information, can be found here


Election Notice

View the General Election Notice here.  



Qualifications to serve in the City of Carrollton are listed in Section 2.02 of the City Charter.

  1.  Qualified voter of the City of Carrollton

  2.  Must reside in the state of Texas for at least 1 year

  3.  Must reside in Carrollton, or in an area within the corporate limits of Carrollton, for at least 6 months

  4.  Shall hold no other public office (except that of a notary public or member of the National Guard or armed services)

  5.  Not in arrears in payment of any taxes or other liability due to the City 


Election Postings 

To view all postings and notices regarding the May 2021 Municipal Election, click here


Political Sign Ordinance  

To review the complete Ordinance of requirements and regulations for political signs, click here.


Additional Election Resources

More information regarding filing requirements, county contacts, and registering to vote can be found here


City Council Structure 

The City of Carrollton is a Home Rule municipality with a council-manager form of government. The City Council is made up of a Mayor and seven councilmembers. All members of the Council are elected at-large and serve three-year staggered terms. They are community volunteers who meet in regular meetings twice a month. The role of the Mayor and City Council is to enact local legislation, provide vision for the future of Carrollton, set policy, and hire a City Manager.

To view more information about the current City Council, click here


Upcoming Municipal Elections - City of Carrollton 

May 1, 2021 - Charter Amendments and Council Places 1, 3, 5, 7 

May 6, 2023 - Council Places 2, 4, 6, and Mayor 


Are you registered to vote?

To vote is in the May 1, 2021 election you must be registered to vote by April 1, 2021. Check your registration status at one of the links below:

Please note, dates related to the election are determined by state law and are subject to change.