The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Frisco. City elections shall be conducted in accordance with the Texas and held annually on the first Saturday in May.
The City of Frisco is a Home Rule municipal government and operates under a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six council members are elected at-large. The City of Frisco is located in both Collin and Denton counties and contracts elections through both the Collin County Elections Administrator and the Denton County Elections Administrator.
The next May General Election will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 to elect a member for City Council Place 1, and City Council Place 3 . For more information on who is currently serving on City Council please see our City Council page .
Requirements to Run for Elective City Office:
Section 5.02 of the City Charter states to file for an elective City office, one must meet the following requirements/qualifications:
(1) Candidates for elective City offices shall file for office in accordance with the Texas Election Code. Each candidate’s application for a place on the ballot must be accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of two hundred dollars ($200) or, in lieu of the payment of a filing fee, a petition signed by no less than 25 qualified voters of the City or one-half of one percent of the total votes received in the City by all candidates for Mayor in the most recent mayoral Special Election, whichever is greater. (The total votes received in the City by all candidates in the last Mayoral Election was 62,653.) Those candidates choosing to submit a petition should do so using the approved petition form (PDF).
(2) Candidates for elective City offices shall meet the following qualifications:
(A) Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;
(B) Shall be a qualified voter;
(C) Shall have resided within the corporate limits of the City, or recently annexed territory, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the filing date;
(D) Shall not, at the time of filing or while in office, be in arrears in payment of taxes or other liabilities due the City after notice of any delinquency;
(E) No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or position as provided by this Charter;
(F) The office of an incumbent elected City official shall become vacant when the person holding such office files an application to have his or her name placed on an official ballot as a candidate for any elective public office other than the one such person holds, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and
(G) Shall comply with all other City ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable.
|Important Dates - for May 2021 General Election|
|First Day to File for a Place on the Ballot||Wednesday, January 13, 2021|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the Ballot||Friday, February 12, 2021|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Thursday, April 1, 2021|
|First Day of Early Voting||Monday, April 19, 2021|
|Election Day||Saturday, May 1, 2021|
More information regarding 2021 Elections Dates may be found via the Texas Secretary of State.
Polling Locations for the May 2021 General Election will be officially determined in March of 2021. The proposed polling locations will be the same as previous May General Election polling locations. See example of previous locations on the Polling Locations Map(pdf).