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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.
|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|
Documents for each candidate, including filing information, can be found here.
View the General Election Notice here.
Qualifications to serve in the City of Carrollton are listed in Section 2.02 of the City Charter.
Qualified voter of the City of Carrollton
Must reside in the state of Texas for at least 1 year
Must reside in Carrollton, or in an area within the corporate limits of Carrollton, for at least 6 months
Shall hold no other public office (except that of a notary public or member of the National Guard or armed services)
Not in arrears in payment of any taxes or other liability due to the City
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.