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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.

2021 General and Special Election Information: 

The 2021 General Election is for City Council Alderman Place 4 and 5 and Mayor and will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The first day to file for a place on the May 1, 2021 General Election Ballot is January 13, 2021.
The last day to file for a place on the May 1, 2021 General Election Ballot is February 12, 2021.
The last day to file a declaration of write-in candidacy on the May 1, 2021 General Election Ballot is February 16, 2021.

Candidate qualifications for a Type A City are established by Local Government Code, Section 22.032.  To qualify to serve as Alderman Place 4 and 5 and Mayor 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 4, 2021.

Early Voting by personal appearance begins April 19, 2021.

Early Voting and Election Day Polling Place: Grayson College, 1455 W. Van Alstyne Pkwy, Van Alstyne, Texas  75495

Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the May 1, 2021 General Election Ballot

Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the May 1, 2021 Special Election Ballot

Order of General and Special Election – May 1, 2021

Notice of General and Special Election – May 1, 2021

General Election Cancellation – May 1, 2021

Special Election Partial Cancellation – May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021 City of Van Alstyne Canvass Report.  Election results will be canvassed by City Council at the regular meeting May 11, 2021 at 6:30pm at City Hall.

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 10, 2022.

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

 

House Bill 305 Internet Posting Requirements:

Secretary of State form AW 1-15