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.

Important Dates FOR THE MAY 4, 2019 ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • January 16th - First Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot
  • February 15th - Last Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot
  • April 4th - Last Day to submit voter registration application in time to vote at the election
  • April 22nd through April 30th - Early Voting
  • May 4th - Election Day (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Related Links

For additional information, contact Interim City Secretary Marisa Spencer (email). 

Voting Machines

In Comal County, the Hart Intercivic eSlate Voting Machines are used for voting.  The City of Garden Ridge will be using these machines in their elections. 

For Comal County Elections, Presidential, Governor and other non-city elections click HERE.