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  

Notice of Joint Elections (PDF) - May 2, 2020
Certified List of Write-In Candidates (PDF) - May 2, 2020
Order of Cancellation for a Portion of the General Election - East Ward Council Member (PDF) - May 2, 2020

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

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 will be presented at the April 13, 2020 regular Council Meeting to allow Council to make the decision official.  Once passed and approved, a copy of the ordinance will be available on this page.  Election deadlines will also be posted on this page once an election date has been set.

The City of Rockdale will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 2, 2020 for the purpose of electing one Council Member for the East Ward and one Council Member for the West Ward.  

Early Voting and Election Day Voting will be held at Rockdale City Hall, 505 W. Cameron Avenue, Rockdale, Texas.  A list of current Council Members is available by clicking here.

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.; and the last day to file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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 .