Election Information

General Elections for the City of Horseshoe Bay are held in November each year.  Mayor and two Council Member seats are elected in odd years, and three Council Member seats are elected in even years.

Qualifications for City Council Candidates:
1) Must be a qualified voter of the State of Texas and the City of Horseshoe Bay;
2) Must be 18 years of age on the date of filing;
3) Must be a registered voter on the date of the election;
4) Must have been a continuous resident of the City of Horseshoe Bay for one (1) year immediately preceding the date of filing, and shall meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code;
5) Each Council Member and the Mayor must continually reside within the city limits during their term of office, and any removal of their residence from the city limits during their term of office shall constitute a vacancy in their office, and such vacancy shall be filled as provided by Section 3.05 of the City Charter;
6) Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law.

If you are interested in running for City Council, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's website for information. The first day to apply for a place on the ballot is July 22, 2017. Currently, because the Legislature is in session, information regarding the November 2017 General Election is subject to change, pending the outcome of any legislation related to Elections.

Texas Election Laws limit the role of the City Secretary’s Office to accepting and filing the various candidate applications, affidavits and statements, and noting the date of filing thereon. Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures are to be directed to the Texas Ethics Commissions at 512/463-5800 or 1-800/325-8506 or you may visit their website at http://www.ethics.state.tx.us. Questions regarding election law are to be directed to the Secretary of State at 512/463-5650 or 1-800/252-8683 (http://www.sos.state.tx.us).