Elections

The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Frisco. City elections shall be conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and held annually on the first Saturday in May.

The City of Frisco is a Home Rule municipal government and operates under a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six council members are elected at-large. The City of Frisco is located in both Collin and Denton counties and contracts elections through both the Collin County Elections Administrator and the Denton County Elections Administrator

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the May General Election was postponed until Tuesday, November 3, 2020, which resulted in a Runoff Election which will be held for City Council Place 5, on December 8, 2020. For more information on who is currently serving on City Council please see our City Council page .

Section 5.02 of the City Charter states to file for an elective City office, one must meet the following requirements/qualifications:

(1) Candidates for elective City offices shall file for office in accordance with the Texas Election Code. Each candidate’s application for a place on the ballot must be accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of two hundred dollars ($200) or, in lieu of the  payment of a filing fee, a petition signed by no less than 25 qualified voters of the City or one-half of one percent of the total votes received in the City by all candidates for Mayor in the most recent mayoral Special Election, whichever is greater. (The total votes received in the City by all candidates in the last Mayoral Election was 62,653.) Those candidates choosing to submit a petition should do so using the approved petition form (PDF).

(2) Candidates for elective City offices shall meet the following qualifications:

(A) Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;

(B) Shall be a qualified voter;

(C) Shall have resided within the corporate limits of the City, or recently annexed territory, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the filing date;

(D) Shall not, at the time of filing or while in office, be in arrears in payment of taxes or other liabilities due the City after notice of any delinquency;

(E) No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or position as provided by this Charter;

(F) The office of an incumbent elected City official shall become vacant when the person holding such office files an application to have his or her name placed on  an official ballot as a candidate for any elective public office other than the one  such  person holds, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and

(G) Shall comply with all other City ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable.

Important Dates - for May 2021 General Election 
First Day to File for a Place on the BallotWednesday, January 13, 2021
Last Day to File for a Place on the BallotFriday, February 12, 2021
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 1, 2021
First Day of Early VotingMonday, April 19, 2021
Election DaySaturday, May 1, 2021


Notices:

More information regarding 2020 Elections Dates may be found via the Texas Secretary of State

Polling Locations:
Polling Locations for the December 8, 2020 Election are available on the Voting Dates, Hours, and Locations webpage

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