City of Granbury Elections
The City Secretary is the election official for the City and oversees the administration of City elections to ensure compliance with all city, state and federal election laws and policies.
The City contracts with the Hood County Elections Administrator to conduct joint elections along with other entities. Participating in joint elections enables the City to reduce election expenses and is more convenient for voters who can visit one location to vote on all issues including municipal candidates and school board trustees.
City elections for Mayor Place 1 and Councilperson Places 2 – 6 are held annually in November. The Mayor and five Councilpersons are collectively referred to as "Members of the City Council." The Members of the City Council are the only elected officers of the City and run for office by place. They are elected from the City at large for a term of three years, or until their successors are duly elected and qualified (City of Granbury Home Rule Charter, Section 2.01).
Eligibility requirements for public office are identified in the Election Code, Section 141.001 and qualifications specific to the City of Granbury can be found in the City of Granbury Home Rule Charter, Section 2.03: "Each Member of City Council shall be a citizen of the United States of America and a registered qualified voter of the State of Texas and shall be at least 18 years of age; and shall live within the Corporate Limits of the City of Granbury; shall have resided for at least one (1) year, next preceding the election at which they are candidates, within the Corporate Limits of the City of Granbury, and shall not be disqualified by any reason of any provision of any other section of this Charter; and shall not have been previously convicted of a felony."
With the adoption of Resolution No. 21-03 on May 10, 2021, a special election was ordered for the purpose of electing a Mayor Place One (1) to fill the remainder of the unexpired three (3) year term, or until the successor has been duly qualified.
Notices and Election Materials:
Visit the Hood County Elections and Voter Registration page for more information on early voting hours, application for ballot by mail, voter ID, polling locations, voting maps and elections results.
|Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Special Election|
|First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Monday, May 10, 2021|
|Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure||Friday, May 14, 2021|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy||Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Tuesday, June 1, 2021|
|First Day of Early Voting||Monday, June 14, 2021|
|Last Day to Apply For a Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)||Friday, June 18, 2021|
|Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Friday, June 25, 2021|
|Election Day||Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (Polls are open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)|
|Last Day to Receive Returned Ballot by Mail with Postmark on or before June 29, 2021||Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Uniform Election Date
These dates are subject to changes from the 2021 legislative session.
|First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Saturday, July 17, 2021|
|Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure||Monday, August 16, 2021|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Monday, October 4, 2021|
|First Day of Early Voting||Monday, October 18, 2021|
|Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)||Friday, October 22, 2021|
|Last Day of Early Voting||Friday, October 29, 2021|
|Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail||Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Election Day)|
|ELECTION DAY||Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Polls are open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)|