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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.
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Election Notices and General Information
General Election: May 1, 2021
Certified List of Write In Candidates for May 1, 2021 General Election (PDF)
General Election Notice for May 1, 2021 (PDF)
Public Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment (PDF)
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.
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 .