The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Frisco. City elections shall be conducted in accordance with the Texas 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.
The next General Election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 for the positions of Mayor, City Council Place 5, and City Council Place 6. See our City Council page for more information on who is currently serving on City Council.
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 13,821.) Those candidates choosing to submit a petition should click here to access the approved petition form.
(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.
|First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Wednesday, January 15, 2020|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Friday, February 14, 2020|
|Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy||Tuesday, February 18, 2020|
More information regarding 2020 Elections Dates may be found via the Texas Secretary of State.
Polling Locations for the May 2, 2020 Election will not be determined until March of 2020. See 2019 locations here.
If you are interested in running for city office, access the Candidate Packets for the 2020 General Election here.