Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2020 Election Quick Tips

Before you head to the polls, cross these items off your list! 

For more about the 2020 Elections, visit CityofSouthlake.com/2020Elections. 

Voter Registration Deadline is February 3

Monday, February 3 is the last day to register to vote for the March 3 Primary Election, as well as the last day to make a change of address that will be effective for the election.

Eligible citizens who wish to vote in the election, but aren’t currently registered must submit their registration application to the county office where they live. Applications can be submitted in person or by mail, but are required to be received or postmarked by the February 3 deadline of 5 p.m.

The application and information for Tarrant County residents can be found here.

The application and information for Denton County residents can be found here.

Voter registration applications are available at sub-courthouses, city halls, libraries and post offices. This includes the Southlake City Secretary’s Office and City of Southlake Library.

For more information, Southlake residents can contact the City Secretary’s Office for more information at: 817-748-8183.

City Council Filing for the Upcoming May Election Starts January 15

2020 is indeed an election year. The upcoming Council Election for Place 1 and Place 6 will take place on Saturday, May 2. Filing begins on Wednesday, January 15.

The City Secretary’s Office will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for City Council during the filing period Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Filing Period Dates are as follows:

  • First day to file for place on ballot – January 15, 2020
  • Last day to file for place on ballot – February 14, 2020
  • Last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy– February 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Candidates must meet the following qualifications.

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Be a citizen of the United States
  3. Be a qualified voter of the City
  4. Reside and have resided for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the City
  5. No candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election
  6. No employee of the City shall continue in such a position after becoming a candidate for an elective office.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-748-8016 or visit Town Hall at 1400 Main Street Suite 270, Southlake, TX 76092.

Ballot by Mail Registration is Now Open

The 2020 election season is upon us. Do you need to file for a ballot by mail?

Filing opened January 1 for a ballot by mail for all of the 2020 election dates.

If a voter meets one of the four conditions that prevents them from appearing in person during the early voting period or the election, they are eligible to apply for a ballot by mail. Information on applying for a ballot by mail as a Tarrant or Denton County voter can be found here.

Voters must apply and the application received by February 21 for the March 3 primary election. For the May 2 election, the deadline for the ballot by mail application to be received is April 20.

The City of Southlake General Election will be May 2. Early voting is available April 20-28. More information about the general election is available here.

Other important 2020 election dates can be found here.