Elections

The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for conducting all City elections and coordinates with Tarrant and Denton County elections for any state and federal elections. Southlake Town Hall typically serves as an early voting location and Carroll High School on election day in the City of Southlake. These locations are subject to change. For more information about this process, please call the City Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183.

To help you stay informed as this situation evolves, the City of Southlake has created an information page, www.ProtectSouthlake.com, that provides a centralized place for Southlake news and resources. It also contains links to the COVID-19 pages located on county, state, and federal sites.

In compliance with H.B. No. 305/Local Government Code Sec. 2051.152 (effective 9/1/2019) ~ Internet Posting Requirement

General Election
On February 11, 2020, City Council approved Resolution No. 20-005, ordering the May 2, 2020 General Election for the purposes of electing City Council for Place 1 and Place 6.  

In response to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) infectious disease outbreak, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a proclamation on March 18, 2020 authorizing political subdivisions, such as the City, that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020. 

On March 23, 2020, Council passed Resolution No. 20-016, to postpone the election to November 3, 2020, or a date that may be specified as an alternative in a future order issued by the Governor.  

On June 16, 2020, Council approved Resolution No. 20-025, provide updates necessary to reflect the November 3, 2020 early voting and election dates. The remainder of the original Resolution No. 20-005 will remain in effect.  

Any candidate who filed for the May 2, 2020 General Election will remain valid, and the filing period will not be reopened for the new November 3, 2020 election date.

Bond Election- Cancelled as of June 16, 2020
On February 11, 2020, City Council approved Resolution No. 20-006, ordering a City Bond Election to be held on May 2, 2020 for the Issuance of a General Obligation Bond.  

In response to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) infectious disease outbreak, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a proclamation on March 18, 2020 authorizing political subdivisions, such as the City, that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020. 

On March 23, 2020, Council passed Resolution No. 20-017, to postpone the special election to November 3, 2020 or a date that may be specified as an alternative in a future order issued by the Governor.  

On June 16, 2020, Council deemed the measure referred to as Proposition A, in Resolution No. 20-006, ordering the special (bond) election, was moot and should be removed from the ballot of the November 3, 2020 election. Issuing bonds at this time would not be in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of the City and its residents. COVID-19 has created instability in the financial markets and in the national, state and local economies and the impacts of COVID-19 on the City and its residents renders the City unable to continue with the sale of bonds were the proposition to pass and, therefore, renders the bond election moot.  The Council passed Resolution No. 20-026, cancelling the special (bond) election.

The following items will carry over to the November 3, 2020 Election date, or to an earlier option date as specified by the Governor. New notices of the General Election will be created for the new election date and posted as required by law.

Public Notice of Ballot Drawing
Results of the Ballot Drawing

Place 1
Sabreena Hakemy
Kathy Talley

Place 6
Randy Williamson
Victor Avila 

Future City Elections

  • May 2020 - Place 1 and Place 6 will next be elected on November 3, 2020.
  • May 2021 - Mayor and Place 2 will be elected.
  • May 2022 - Place 3, Place 4, and Place 5 will be elected.

For more information, you may contact the following offices: