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)

  • Residency: one (1) year in the State of Texas prior to the filing deadline; one (1) year in the City of Garden Ridge prior to Election Day
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

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

  • Residency: one (1) year in the State of Texas prior to the filing deadline; six (6) months in the City of Garden Ridge prior to the filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 1411(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline

IMPORTANT DATES - MAY 7, 2022 General ELECTION

  • January 19th - First Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot (Place 1, Place 4, and Place 5 will be on 2022 General Election Ballot). Candidate Packets will be available at City Hall and on this page starting January 18, 2022, and notary services are also available at City Hall. 
  • February 18th - Last Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot (must be received by 5 p.m.)
  • April 1st - Last Day to Register to Vote in order to vote in May 1, 2021 General Election
  • Dates/Times TBD - Early Voting (Community and Event Center)
  • May 7th - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Community and Event Center)
  • Date TBD - City Council Special Meeting to conduct Official Canvass (6 p.m. at City Hall)


MAY 1, 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


Additional Resources

For additional information, contact City Secretary Marisa Spencer.