Elections

The City Secretary 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 Home Rule City with a Council/Manager form of government.  The Mayor and six Alderman are elected at large.

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

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

 

2023 General Election Information: 

The 2023 General Election is for City Council Alderman Place 4, Alderman Place 5, Alderman Place 6 and Mayor and will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The first day to file for a place on the May 6, 2023 General Election Ballot is January 18, 2023.
The last day to file for a place on the May 6, 2023 General Election Ballot is February 17, 2023.

Home Rule Charter Section 3.02 provides Qualifications for Office as, “Each candidate for election to the City Council or office of Mayor shall be a qualified voter of the City, shall be not less than eighteen (18) years of age, shall have resided in the City not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding election day, shall meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code; shall not be within one (1) year of a discharge of an inability to vote by reason of felony and shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the City. Each Council Member and the Mayor must continually reside within the City during such officer’s term of office, and any removal of the officer’s residence from the City during his or her term of office shall constitute a vacation of his or her office.”

House Bill 305 Internet Posting Requirements:

Secretary of State form AW 1-15