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 1, 2021 ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • 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 19th - April 23rd, April 26th, and April 27th - Early Voting
  • May 1st - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

RELATED LINKS

ELECTION NOTICES - MAY 2, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Election NOTICES - May 4, 2019 general election


For additional information, contact City Secretary Marisa Spencer. 

Voting Machines

In Comal County, the Hart Verity Touch, Verity Access Touch, and Controller 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.