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Elections

The City Clerk serves as the City Election Official for the City of Van Alstyne. City elections shall be conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code.  The general city elections shall be held annually on the first Saturday in May.  The City of Van Alstyne operates as a Type A General Law City with a Council/Manager form of government.  The Mayor and five Alderman are elected at large.

The City contracts with Grayson County for Elections Administration. To learn more, please visit Grayson County Elections.

2022 General Election Information: 

The 2022 General Election is for City Council Alderman Place 1, Alderman Place 2 and Alderman Place 3 and will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The first day to file for a place on the May 7, 2022 General Election Ballot is January 19, 2022.
The last day to file for a place on the May 7, 2022 General Election Ballot is February 18, 2022.
The last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy on the May 7, 2022 General Election Ballot is February 22, 2022.

Candidate qualifications for a Type A City are established by Local Government Code, Section 22.032.  To qualify to serve as Alderman Place 1, Alderman Place 2 and Alderman Place 3, one must be a resident of the state for 1 year prior to the filing deadline, a resident of the city for 6 months prior to the filing deadline, age 18 or older and must be a registered voter in the city by the filing deadline.  Candidate packets will be available at City Hall beginning January 17, 2022.

For information on the new Voter ID requirements visit VoteTexas.gov

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE AN APPLICATOIN FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

House Bill 305 Internet Posting Requirements:

Secretary of State form AW 1-15