Election Information

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

MAYOR

The Mayor’s position is a two-year term.

Qualifications for Mayoral candidates- Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.032)

  • Residence - 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.

ALDERMAN (COUNCILMEMBER)

Councilmember positions are a two-year term.

Qualifications for Alderman (Councilmember) candidates-Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.032)

  • Residence - One (1) year in the State of Texas prior to filing deadline; six (6) months in the City of Garden Ridge prior to 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.

2021 Candidate Forums Hosted by League of Women Voters

Election Notices - may 1, 2021 general election

IMPORTANT DATES - MAY 1, 2021 General ELECTION

  • January 13th - First Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot (Mayor, Place 2, and Place 3 will be on 2021 General Election Ballot)
  • February 12th - 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
  • April 10th - Virtual Candidate Forum recordings hosted by League of Women Voters of the Comal Area available on YouTube (@LWVComalArea)
  • April 19th - April 24th, April 26th, and April 27th- Early Voting (Community and Event Center)
    • April 19th - April 21st: 8am-5pm
    • April 22nd: 7am-7pm
    • April 23rd: 8am-5pm
    • April 24th: 9am-4pm
    • April 26th: 7am-7pm
    • April 27th: 8am-5pm
  • May 1st - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Community and Event Center)
  • May 10th - City Council Special Meeting to conduct Official Canvass (6 p.m. at City Hall)


CANDIDATE INFORMATION 

The City of Garden Ridge accepted applications for a place on the May 1, 2021, General Election ballot during the filing period of January 13, 2021, through February 12, 2021. The positions on the 2021 ballot are: Mayor, City Councilmember Place 2, and City Councilmember Place 3. A sample ballot is available by clicking the link under "Election Notices".

The City of Garden Ridge will begin accepting applications for a place on the May 7, 2022, General Election ballot during the filing period of January 19, 2022, through February 18, 2022. The positions on the 2022 ballot are: City Councilmember Place 1, City Councilmember Place 4, and City Councilmember Place 5. Candidate Packets will be available at City Hall and on this page starting January 18, 2022 . There are notary services available in City Hall for the completion of your application. 

RELATED LINKS

For additional information, contact City Secretary Marisa Spencer.

For Comal County Elections and other non-city elections: CLICK HERE.