Elections

Overview City Council elections are conducted on the first Saturday in May of each year. Two Council Member positions, one from the east ward and one from the west ward are up for election every year and the Mayor position runs every third year. All members of the City Council and the Mayor are elected for three-year terms and there are no term limits.  

Información de elección - La versión española disponible sobre la petición.

Election Notices and General Information  

Order of Cancellation for a Portion of the General Election - East Ward Council Member (PDF)
Order of Cancellation for a Portion of the General Election - West Ward Council Member (PDF)
Ordinance - Revised Election Order for Special Election on November 3, 2020

NOTICE OF ELECTION (November 3, 2020) with Voting Locations

Notice of Voting Order Priority (PDF)
Notice of Required Identification (PDF)
Photo ID Required (PDF):Texas Secretary of State poster
First Steps (PDF) for Candidates Running for a City Office

General Election: May 2, 2020 - POSTPONED until November 3, 2020

Due to the health and safety requirements that have been implemented for Milam County, the Rockdale City Council voted at a Special Meeting held on Monday, March 23, 2020 to postpone the May 2, 2020 General and Special elections until the next available election date as approved by the Governor.  An ordinance presented at the April 13, 2020 regular Council Meeting was passed and approved.  Election deadlines are posted above ("Notice of Election").

The City of Rockdale was able to cancel their General Election, as candidates for each ward were unopposed.  A Special Election to allow voters the option of the City conveying Rockdale Fair Park property and related facilities to the Rockdale Fair Association, a 501(c)(3) organization will be held in conjunction with the other Milam County elections.

Since the election will be combined with the Milam County elections, Early Voting and Election Day Voting normally held at Rockdale City Hall, 505 W. Cameron Avenue, Rockdale, Texas will be moved to the Milam County voting locations.  Locations will be announced once they have been confirmed (no later than October 1st). 

A list of current Council Members is available by clicking here.

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Rockdale City Hall, located at 505 West Cameron Avenue. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by State statute and will run from January 13 - February 12, 2021. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE:  Per the City Charter, Article III City Council, Section 3.02 Qualifications.  On the day prior to the date of the scheduled election to be held for such office, the mayor and councilmembers shall: (i) be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; (ii) be citizens of the United States; (iii) be qualified voters of the city; (iv) have been residents of the State of Texas for at least twelve consecutive months; (v) have been residents of the city and the district for which they seek election, or an area having been annexed into the city and/or the district, for at least twelve (12) consecutive months; (vi) not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the city; and (vii) meet the other qualifications for eligibility set forth in the Texas Election Code. No city employee shall be eligible to file for election as a member of the council. Also, no candidate for or member of the council shall hold any other elective public office.

Election Map

View a map (PDF) of the City of Rockdale East and West wards.

Bond or Sales Tax Elections

Bond or sales tax elections are held either on the first Saturday in May or on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No bond or sales tax election is being planned at this time.

Election Division Contact Information   

Questions/comments regarding City elections should be directed to the City Secretary’s office:  
Rockdale City Hall, 505 West Cameron Avenue, Post Office Box 586, Rockdale, Texas 76567;
by phone at 512-446-2511; or by email to City Secretary .