General Election - May 1, 2021 Municipal Election for Mayor
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 May 2021 municipal election, candidate packets will be available beginning January 6, 2021. 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.
City of Lancaster Election:
The City election, for the purpose of electing a Mayor for a three (3) year term. The next election will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
County Voting Locations - Helpful Information
Dallas County Elections began using vote centers in November 2019. This means that voters in Dallas County may vote on Election Day at any Dallas County polling location. This is similar to how early voting is conducted now where voters can early vote at any early voting site in the county in which they are registered.
To learn more about Dallas County voting locations, early voting, registration and ballot information, visit the Dallas County Elections website or call 214-819-6300.
Upcoming Municipal Elections
The term of office for the Mayor and Council members is 3 years. Upcoming elections:
2022 - Municipal Election for City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5
2023 - Municipal Election for City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6
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 or Email