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General Election
& Special Election - Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the General and Special Elections have been postponed from May 2, 2020 to be held on Nov. 3, 2020. Check this page for updates- the latest election information will be posted here. Any questions can be directed to the City Secretary's Office at (940) 349-8309 or City.Secretary@cityofdenton.com.
 

Early Voting

Early voting will take place from Oct. 13 through Oct. 30. 
Click here to see Early Voting Locations.

Early Voting Location Maps You can also use Waze to find the best route to your nearest early voting location!
 

  • Term Limits
    No member of the council or the mayor, who has been elected to three (3) consecutive full terms in a place, shall be eligible to file for election for that same place without first having been off the Council for at least one annual election cycle.
     
    While nothing prohibits the council members or the mayor from being elected to other places on the council or as mayor, so long as otherwise eligible, no council member or the mayor shall be elected to or serve for more than twelve (12) consecutive years.
     
    A person who has become ineligible to serve pursuant to Section 2.01(c)(1) shall not be eligible to be elected to a place on the council or as mayor without having first been off the council for at least one annual council election cycle, after which such person shall regain eligibility for office, if otherwise eligible under this Charter.
     
  • Qualifications
    • Be a United States citizen.
    • Be a registered voter of the city at the time of filing for office.
    • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the first day of the term in which they are elected.
    • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
    • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
    • Not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the City of Denton.
    • Have resided continuously in Texas on or before one year preceding the filing deadline.
    • Have domiciled for at least one year next preceding his or her election within the corporate limits of Denton, shall continuously be domiciled within the corporate limits of Denton, and as follows when seeking office for the particular district(s)/seat noted below:
      • If running for Mayor, may reside anywhere in the City for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
      • If running for District 1, 2, 3, or 4, must reside in the respective district for which office is sought for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office. 
      • If running for At-Large Place 5, must reside in Districts 1 or 2 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
      • If running for At-Large Place 6, must reside in Districts 3 or 4 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office. 
    • Shall have and maintain the eligibility requirements for municipal officers set forth in Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes Annotated hereinafter referred to as "Election Code" as it may now read or hereafter be amended.
    • Shall not hold any other public office of emolument.
    • If a member of the council shall, after being elected, cease to possess any of these qualifications or eligibility requirements, or shall hold another office of emolument, or enter a plea of guilty to a felony, or be convicted of a felony he or she shall immediately forfeit his or her office.
  • Important Election Dates

    On March 18, 2020, pursuant to Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Governor issued a proclamation (PDF) suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Water Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the May 2, 2020 uniform election date to postpone their election to the November 3, 2020 uniform election date.

    NOTE on Candidate Filings: By postponing their election date, the political subdivision is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already been taken. The postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings.

    NOTE on Early Voting Timelines:  The Early Voting timelines listed below have been extended in accordance to a proclamation issued by the Governor's Office on July 27, 2020.

    GENERAL ELECTION
    Seats up for (re)election
    • Mayor (At-Large)
    • District 5 (At-Large)
    • District 6 (At-Large)

    SPECIAL ELECTION
    Seats to fill upcoming vacancies
    • District 1
    • District 2
     
    Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates
    First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020* 

    *First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
    First Day to File for a Place on the Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only) General Election
    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

    Special Election
    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
    Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 
    (General & Special Elections for City Council Seats)

    Monday, Aug. 17, 2020
    (Special Election on a Measure)
    Last Day to File for a Place on the Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only) General Election
    Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 5 p.m.

    Special Election
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.
    Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) General Election
    Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

    Special Election
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 5, 2020
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    (Updated per Governor Abbot's proclamation)
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
    (Note: Last day to "hand-deliver" application for a ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 16, 2020)
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, Oct. 30, 2020
    (Updated per Governor Abbot's proclamation)
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply) OR
    Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 from non-military voters casting ballots from overseas.)
     
  • Notices
  • Where do I vote during Early Voting? Early Voting begins on October 13, 2020 and ends on October 30, 2020
  • Where do I vote on Election Day (November 3, 2020)?
  • Other Election Notices/Items of Interest
  • Candidate Packets
    General & Special Election - Places 5, 6, & 7 (Mayor)​, Districts 1 & 2
     
  • General Election Filings & Candidates (At-Large Places 5, 6, and 7 (Mayor) – 11/03/30

     

    FILING PERIOD CLOSED 

    Places:
     
    Candidates:
    Note: Candidate names appear as provided for ballot and in ballot order.
    Place 5 - At Large  
           Date Filed: 01/15/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
           Date Filed: 01/15/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
    Place 6 - At Large  
           Date Filed: 01/15/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      2 - Paul Meltzer   
         
    Date Filed: 01/21/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
      3 - Liam York   
         
    Date Filed: 02/05/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Modified Reporting
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
    Place 7 (Mayor) - At Large  
           Date Filed: 01/15/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      2 - Gerard Hudspeth   
         
    Date Filed: 01/15/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      3 - Michael Mitchell  
         
    Date Filed: 02/13/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
  • Special Election Filings & Candidates (Districts 1 and 2) - 11/03/2020
    FILING PERIOD CLOSED
    Places: Candidates:
    Note: Candidate names appear as provided for ballot and in ballot order.
     
    District 1  
      1 - Birdia Johnson
         Date Filed: 02/05/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      2 - George Michael Ferrie Jr.
         Date Filed: 02/13/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
    District 2  
      1 - Ronnie Anderson
         Date Filed: 03/03/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
      2 - Daniel Clanton
         Date Filed: 02/05/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      3 - Connie Baker
         Date Filed: 02/24/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      4 - Kady Irene Finley
         Date Filed: 02/10/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
    • Application for Place on Ballot
    • Campaign Treasurer Appointment
    • Fair Campaign Practices
    • Denton Election Ethics
    • Campaign Finance Reports
      5 - Jon Hohman
         Date Filed: 02/21/2020
         Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:
      Clayton "Starfire" Freeman - WITHDREW 03/06/2020
       Date Filed: 02/28/2020
       Date Qualified: QUALIFIED
    Forms Filed:

 

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