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 5, 2018 ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • January 17th - First Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot
  • February 16th - Last Day for candidate to file for place on the ballot
  • April 20th - Last Day to register to vote
  • April 23rd through May 1st - Early Voting
  • May 5th - Election Day

Absentee Voting

Ballot-By-Mail and Military and Civilians Overseas information coming soon.

Notices

Notice for Filing for Place on the Ballot

Ordinance calling for May 5, 2018 City of Garden Ridge Election

Notice of General Election 

Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot

ID Requirements for Voters

Download ID Requirements for Voters (PDF).

Related Links

For additional information, contact City Secretary Shelley Goodwin (email) at 210-651-6632.

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.