Tuesday, December 5, 2023

From Elections to Records, the CSO Makes It Happen

If you’ve ever attended a City Council meeting, requested City records, volunteered for a board or commission or voted, then you’ve utilized the City Secretary’s Office.

This office serves as administrative support to the Mayor and City Council.

They prepare agendas and packets for City Council meetings and post board and commission meeting agendas. The team also assists in promoting civic involvement through the recruitment, application and training of board and commission members.

Although the City Secretary’s Office is essential to the governmental process, they do not only serve the Council.

The office preserves the City’s legislative history and records, as well as handles requests for City documents under the Public Information Act.

The office also plays a major role in the election process. They manage all City elections and coordinate with Tarrant and Denton County throughout the process.

Our world class professionals in the City Secretary’s Office help us deliver world class services to the entire community.

For more information, visit the  City Secretary’s Office webpage.


Early Voting for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election

The November election is only a few weeks away if you want to avoid the long lines, early voting for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election takes place from October 21 through November 1.

This year, will be the first year, voters will have a chance to vote using the new voting equipment. The new machines come with enhanced features such as a touchscreen that prints out a list once choices are selected.  Voters have the opportunity to review the sheet prior to casting their vote using a scanner.

Another bonus for voters is that they will be allowed to cast their vote at any voting center in Tarrant County on Election Day which is scheduled for November 5.

Early Voting Times are As Follows:

October 21 -25, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 26, Saturday 7 a.m. – 7p.m
October 27, Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 28 –November 1, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

If you prefer to send a ballot via mail and would like a ballot application, you call the Tarrant County Election Administration at 817-831-6161 or click here for more information.

Applications for a ballot by mail can mailed to:
Early Voting Clerk
P.O. Box 96101
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0011

Election Day schedules, locations and maps for your precinct can be found by using Tarrant County’s Interactive Voter Lookup. Results will be released by Tarrant County as they become available.

For additional questions regarding the conduct of the elections please contact the Tarrant County Elections Offices at 817-831-8683.

The City of Southlake does not have any items to be voted on in the November 2019 election.  To view the sample ballot click here.

2019 Early Voting Parking

As spring weather approaches and foot traffic in Town Square increases, the City is preparing for Early Voters. For voter convenience, the City is reserving parking spaces to avoid the hassle of finding a spot.

Signs will be placed throughout Town Square to assist voters during Early Voting from April 22 – April 30, and to assist voters during the Art in the Square event from April 26 – 28. See schedule and parking locations below:

Voter parking- Main Street- facing Town Hall:
April 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voter parking – Art in the Square – 20-minute limit on Main Street, facing  Ann Taylor:
April 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 27, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Parking, Main Street – facing Town Hall
April 29, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Final day, Early Voting Polls Close

For more information on voting in Southlake, please contact the City’s Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online.

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You Can Vote While Attending Art in the Square

If you are coming to Town Square to enjoy Art in the Square, stop and cast your vote during Early Voting in Town Hall for the CISD General Election.

Early Voting Hours During Art in the Square

Art in the Square Hours Early Voting Hours during Art in the Square
Friday, April 27 4:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Parking around the building will be blocked off because of Art in the Square. There will be parking allowed in the last four parking spaces in front of Ann Taylor on Main Street, just after the last tent and barricade. (See map below.)

Art in the Square Parking Map

Not wanting to vote while Art in the Square in underway? No problem. Here are the full dates and times of early voting:

Monday – Friday, April 23 – 27, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 30, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voters can come to Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street during the above-listed dates and times to cast their vote during Early Voting. If you have any questions, please contact City Secretary Office at (817) 748-8183.

2016 Texas Primary Election Runoff May 24

Early voting for the Primary Runoff Elections begins May 16 and ends May 20 with Election Day being Tuesday, May 24.

As a reminder, Texans who voted in the Democratic Primary Election may vote in the Democratic Primary Run-off. Texans who voted in the Republican Primary Election may vote in the Republican Primary Run-off. Texans who did not vote in the March 1 Primary Election may vote in either party’s run-off.

The early voting polling locations and hours vary by County so please click on the appropriate link to view the early voting schedules.

Tarrant County Early Voting Schedule            Denton County Early Voting Schedule 

Southlake Town Hall is a Republican and Democratic polling location for Tarrant County residents.

On Election Day, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, registered voters must go to their precinct polling location between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tarrant County – Election Day precinct polling locations
Denton County – Election Day precinct locations – voter look-up link

The City’s election webpage also has links to both Denton County and Tarrant County Elections Administration.

Please don’t ever hesitate to contact the Southlake City Secretary’s Office with any questions – 817-748-8183.

Tarrant County to Mail Renewal Voter Registration Certificates

Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn is announcing that his office is mailing new voter registration certificates to all active registered voters in the county as required by state law.

The new certificates will be mailed no later than December 31st from Fort Worth and are valid from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  The new cards, which are orange and white in color, replace the current yellow and white cards which expire at the end of 2013.  Registered voters who receive the new voter registration certificate should destroy the old certificate and keep the new certificate for voting in 2014 and 2015.

Only those registered voters whose registration is active and current will receive the new cards.  Registered voters who have had previous mail returned to the Elections Department will not receive a renewal certificate but were instead mailed a notice with a detachable address change card to send in for updating their voter registration record.

Any person who has been previously registered in Tarrant County and does not receive a new voter registration certificate by January 7th should contact the Elections Department at 817-831-8683 to check the status of their voter registration.

Voters are encouraged to check the information on their new certificates for accuracy.  Registered voters who have moved or had a name change should notify the Elections Department in writing to update their records.  Voters placed on the “suspense list” are subject to having their voter registration canceled if their records are not updated within two federal general elections.

The deadline to register to vote or update your existing voter registration record for the March 4, 2014 Primary Elections is February 3, 2014.