Election Information

The City of Garden Ridge holds a General Election annually on the first Saturday of May for the purpose of electing a Mayor and City Councilmembers. The Mayor and City Council positions are for two year terms.

Qualifications for Mayoral candidates (Local Gov’t Code § 22.032)

  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Must have resided in the State of Texas for at least the 12 months preceding the filing deadline.
  • Must have resided in the City of Garden Ridge for at least the 12 months preceding election day.

Qualifications for councilmember candidates (Local Gov’t Code § 22.032)

  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Must have resided in the State of Texas for at least the 12 months preceding the filing deadline.
  • Must have resided in the City of Garden Ridge for at least the 6 months preceding the filing deadline. (Texas Elec. Code, Section 1411(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)

IMPORTANT DATES - MAY 7, 2022 General ELECTION

  • January 19th - First Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (Place 1, Place 4, and Place 5 will be on 2022 General Election Ballot). Candidate Packets are available on this page and at City Hall. Additionally, notary services are available at City Hall. 
  • February 18th - Last Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (must be received before 5:00 p.m.).
  • February 28th - Proposed date to conduct drawing for order of names on the ballot (notice will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the drawing confirming date, time, and location).
  • April 7th - Last Day to Register to Vote in time to vote in the May 7, 2022 General Election.
  • April 25th-May 3rd - Early Voting Period (polling locations/hours will be posted once confirmed).
  • May 7th - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • May 18th - Proposed date for Official Canvass (notice will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting confirming date, time, and location).

NOTICES/postings - MAY 7, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION



2021 GENERAL ELECTION (past election)

DateVoting Information
Monday, April 19th, 2021In Person 
Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021In PersonBallot by Mail
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received
Friday, April 23rd, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received
Saturday, April 24th, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received
Monday, April 26th, 2021In PersonBallot by Mail
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received
Saturday, May 1st, 2021In PersonNo ballot by mail received


2023 GENERAL ELECTION (future election)

  • January 18th - First Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (Mayor, Place 2, and Place 3 will be on 2023 General Election Ballot). Candidate Packets will be available at City Hall and on this page starting January 17, 2023, and notary services are also available at City Hall. 
  • February 17th - Last Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (must be received by 5:00 p.m.).
  • May 6th - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).

Additional Resources

For additional information, contact City Secretary Marisa Spencer.