Elections

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - General Election:

The City shall contract with Dallas County for election services related to its General elections to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) City Council Members, at-large, for a two (2) year term.

Contact Information
Mayra Rios, City Secretary
128 N. Dallas Avenue, Wilmer, Texas 75172
Phone: 972-441-6373
Email

Internet Posting Requirement for Political Subdivisions


Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

Mayor
In Type A General Law cities, every candidate for the office of mayor must meet the following qualifications:  

1) Be a United States citizen;
2) Have been a resident of Texas for at least twelve (12) months, as of the deadline for filing for the office;
3) Have resided in the city for at least twelve (12) months prior to the filing date for the election;
4) Be a registered voter;
5) Be 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election;
6) Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; and
7) Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.  
(Election Code Section 141.001; Local Government Code Section 22.032).          

City Council
In Type A General Law cities, the qualifications for the office of councilmember are:

1) Be a United States citizen;
2) Have been a resident of Texas for at least twelve (12) months as of the deadline for filing for the office;
3) Have resided in the city for at least six (6) months prior to the filing date for the election;
4) Be a registered voter;
5) Be 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election;
6) Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities; and
7) Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.  
(Election Code Section 141.001; Local Government Code Sections 22.032 and 23.024). 

Voting Resources:

Voter Registration Photo
Voter Registration Awareness Proclamation

On April 17th City Council Meeting, Mayor Petta issued a Proclamation to recognize September 2023 as “Voter Registration Awareness Month” and encourages all the residents of Wilmer to appreciate their right to vote by exercising their ability to register to vote, and to promote participation in the electoral process to their friends, families, and neighbors in local, state, and national elections.

The City is participating in National Voter Registration Day on September 19, 2023. Please stop by City Hall as we will focus on voter registration efforts, assist with voter registration guidance, provide important voting information, and educate citizens about voting in Dallas County.