Elections (Elecciones)

 

City of Round Rock Elections

The City of Round Rock holds annual general elections on the May uniform election date (first Saturday in May) each year.  Specific information regarding the most recent and any upcoming elections is below as well as historical results.

Please see below for information regarding specific city elections and how they are being affected by the the current COVID-19 pandemic.

City Council members are elected for 3 year staggered terms.

Council term expiration dates:
May 2020: Mayor, Place 1 and Place 4
May 2021: Place 3 and Place 5
May 2022: Place 2 and Place 6 

Applications for a place on the ballot are accepted during the prescribed filing period at Round Rock City Hall, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas
Candidate packets can be downloaded below in the section for the current election or paper copies can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at the address above during the filing period only. Inquiries regarding elections need to be made to:

Sara White, City Clerk
E-mail: swhite@roundrocktexas.gov | Ph: (512) 218-5404

 

Section 2051.152 of the Government code requires the City of Round Rock to post the date and location of the next election for City Council, as well as the requirements and deadline to run for office, continuously for one year prior to the next election.  The information below, along with other information on this page, fulfills this requirement.

  • Date of next City Council election:  Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Location of next City Council election: Polling locations in Round Rock for this election are yet to be determined.
  • Candidate eligibility requirements are below.  The deadline to file a candidate application is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM (no late applications accepted)

Per Section 5.02 of the Round Rock Charter, the requirements to file for a place on the ballot are as follows:
Sec. 5.02. – Filing for office.

(a)Eligibility to File. Each candidate for an elective City office shall meet the following qualifications:

(1)be a registered voter of the City;
(2)have resided for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the City, including territory annexed prior to the filing deadline; and
(3)not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due the City. “In arrears” is defined herein to mean that payment has not been received within ninety (90) days from due date.

(b)Additional restrictions. In addition to the foregoing qualifications, the following restrictions shall apply:

(1)An incumbent seeking reelection must file for the same Council Place number presently serving.
(2)No candidate may file for more than one office or Council Place number per election.
(3)No employee of the City shall continue in such employment after filing for an elective office of the City.
(4)No candidate shall be placed on the ballot unless his or her application is accompanied by either (1) a filing fee of two hundred-fifty dollars ($250), or (2) a petition signed by qualified voters residing in the City equal in the number to the greater of: (a) one hundred, or (b) one-half of one percent of the total votes received by all candidates for mayor in the most recent mayoral regular election. The signed petition shall be filed with the City Clerk, together with the candidate’s sworn application. Each signer next to his or her signature shall indicate the signer’s date of birth, date of signing, the signer’s printed name, and the street address of his or her place of residence, including the county of residence.

(Charter amendment approved by voters November 6, 1979; January 20, 1996; May 6, 2000; November 8, 2011; May 6, 2017)

Semi-Annual Campaign Finance Reports


May 2, 2020 General and Special Elections (POSTPONED TO MAY 1, 2021)

 

**Updated Election Postponement Information **

The Round Rock City Council voted on Thursday, July 9 to to move the City of Round Rock General and Special Elections originally scheduled for May 2020 to May 1, 2021. All actions already taken will be preserved as well as the ballot order and the filing period will not be reopened.

Council members currently in these positions will continue to serve until the seats have been filled in May 2021.  Term expiration dates for those individuals elected in the postponed election will remain as May 2023.

 

The City of Round Rock will be holding a General Election to election a Mayor, Council member Place 1, and Council member Place 4, as well as a Special Election for Charter Amendments.

Applications for a place on the ballot are accepted at Round Rock City Hall, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas only during the filing period as prescribed by the Texas Election Code.

The filing period for the 2020 General Election has closed. The postponement of the election to May 1, 2021 DOES NOT re-open the candidate filing period.  Candidate packets can be downloaded here or paper copies can be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at the address above  (packets – both online and in paper – are only available during the filing period).

 

Election Information/Documents

Important Election Dates

**This section will be updated when May 2021 election dates are available**

Candidates

Listed in the order that applications are filed.  This is not a ballot order.
Mayor

Place 1

Place 4


May 4, 2019 General Election

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS


November 6, 2018 Special Local Option Election

 

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS


May 5, 2018 General Election

OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 


Historical Election Results (1996 to present)

Please contact the City Clerk, Sara White at 512-218-5404 for election results prior to 1996.


Voter ID Requirements

Pursuant to State Law, voter ID is required when voting in the State of Texas. For detailed information on this law, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

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