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)

  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Must have resided in the State of Texas for at least the 12 months preceding the filing deadline.
  • Must have resided in the City of Garden Ridge for at least the 12 months preceding election day.

Qualifications for Councilmember Candidates (Local Gov’t Code § 22.032)

  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Must have resided in the State of Texas for at least the 12 months preceding the filing deadline.
  • Must have resided in the City of Garden Ridge for at least the 6 months preceding the filing deadline. (Texas Elec. Code, Section 1411(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)


May 6, 2023, City of Garden Ridge General Election

  • January 18th - First Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (Mayor, Place 2, and Place 3 will be on 2023 General Election Ballot). Candidate Packets will be available at City Hall starting January 17, 2023, and notary services are also available at City Hall during business hours.
  • February 17th - Last Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (must be received by 5:00 p.m.).
  • April 24th through May 2nd - Early Voting Period.
  • May 6th - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).

Notices/Postings

Early Voting Rosters

DateVoting Information
April 24, 2023

April 25, 2023

April 26, 2023

April 27, 2023

April 28, 2023

April 29, 2023

April 30, 2023

May 1, 2023

May 2, 2023



Future Election Information (May 4, 2024 GENERAL ELECTION)

  • January 17th - First Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (Place 1, Place 4, and Place 5 will be on 2024 General Election Ballot). Candidate Packets will be available at City Hall and on this page starting January 16, 2024, and notary services are also available at City Hall. 
  • February 16th - Last Day for candidate to file an application for place on the ballot (must be received by 5:00 p.m.).
  • May 4th - Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).


Past Election NOTICES/POSTINGS (MAY 7, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION)

Additional Resources

For additional information, contact City Secretary Marisa Spencer.