Elections

August 6, 2016 Special Election for City Council District 4.
 
The City Secretary's Office typically makes available a candidate's packet to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the City's election.  For the August 6, 2016 Special Election, candidate packets will be available beginning June 6, 2016.  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.

The first day to file for a place on the ballot for the August 6, 2016 Special Election is Tuesday, June 7, 2016 and the last day is Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Center [City Hall], 211 North Henry Street in Lancaster. 

Early Voting
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library at 1600 Veterans Memorial Parkway on the dates and times below:
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 1, 2016 through Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 6, 2016 - Election Day
On Election Day, voting will be conducted at the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library at 1600 Veterans Memorial Parkway from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visit www.dallascountyvotes.org for voter registration status and to preview a sample ballot. For more information regarding the municipal election, you may contact the City Secretary’s office at 972.218.1310. 
   
Notice of Ballot Drawing - Cancelled
Notice of Ballot Drawing

Notice of Ordering Election
Notice of Ordering Election - Spanish
Notice of Election Voting
Notice of Election

Notice Cancelling the August 6th Special Election
 

Cancellation Notice
Cancellation Notice - Spanish


 
Notice Cancelling the May 7th General Election

Cancellation Notice
Cancellation Notice - Spanish

Lancaster Independent School District Election

 
General Election Information
www.lancasterisd.org
 
Upcoming Municipal Elections
The term of office for the Mayor and Council members is 3 years. Upcoming elections:
  • 2017 - Municipal Election for City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6
  • 2018 - Municipal Election for Mayoral

Qualifying for Office
Candidates for the office of Mayor and Council member must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must meet state requirements
  • Candidates must be qualified voter of the City of Lancaster
  • Candidate must have or will have resided in the City of Lancaster and the district (for council members) for a least 1 year immediately preceding the date of the municipal election.

Application, Forms, & Petition
 The following must be completed by the candidate:

  • Application for a place on the ballot
  • Declaration of residency forms
  • Prescribed petition form with 25 valid signatures - the signers of the petition must be residents qualified to vote in the district in which the candidate is seeking office

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.

For more information, contact the City Secretary's Office at (972) 218-1310.Notice Cancelling the May 7th General Election Notice Cancelling the May 7th General Election