Elections

MUNICIPAL ELECTION - MAY 2, 2020

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT (AVISO DE FECHA LIMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA)  

The next City General Election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 7am-7pm to elect a Mayor and two (2) City Council Members.  The City of Wilmer is a general law city.

Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15, 2020 through February 14, 2020. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Qualifications to run for Mayor and City Council

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/local.shtml, and those of the Election Code: 

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older at the commencement of the term to be filled by the election;
  3. Must be a qualified, registered voter in the City of Wilmer;
  4. Mayor: Must be a resident of Texas for twelve (12) months and the City of Wilmer for at least twelve (12) months prior to the date of filing.
    Council: Must be a resident of Texas for twelve (12) months and the City of Wilmer for at least six (6) months prior to the date of filing.
  5. Must not be under an adjudication of mental incompetence;
  6. Must not have been convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or had Civil rights restored by other official action.
Filing Period
An application for a place on the ballot can be obtained from the Office of the City Secretary and submitted to that office between January 15, 2020, and February 14, 2020. Polling locations will be posted to this webpage as soon as they are determined. Election information may also be found on the Dallas County election website.

Additional Resources

Candidate Packet Availability

The City Secretary’s Office makes available a candidate’s packet to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the City’s election. The candidate’s packet is not required in order to prepare to run for municipal office and is provided as a tool to assist those interested in running for municipal office. Packets will be available for pick-up in the City Secretary’s Office starting Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

For more information, contact the City Secretary's Office at:   

City of Wilmer
Mayra A. Ortiz, City Secretary
128 N. Dallas Avenue
Wilmer, TX 75172

Phone: 972-441-6373

Email: mortiz@cityofwilmer.net