May 6, 2023 General Election
City elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and held annually on the first Saturday in May. The City of Aubrey contracts election services through the Denton County Election Administration. The City of Aubrey will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 6, 2023. In this election, members will be elected at large to fill the office of City Council Place 3 for a term of two years, Place 4 for a term of three years, and Mayor for a term of two years.
In the city's general election, the filing period begins on the 108th day before election day (January 18) and ends at 5 pm on the 78th day before election day (February 17). Applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the City Secretary during the filing period for the election. The forms may be found on the Secretary of State website with additional forms on the Texas Ethics Commission website. Once available, a candidate packet will be available at the bottom of this page. Voter registration information and polling locations and times can be found on Vote Denton.
2023 Election Dates
View important 2023 election dates.
A Campaign Treasurer must be designated and Form CTA filed with the City Secretary before any contribution is accepted or any expenditure is made. The Texas Ethics Commission generates the CTA form and instructions and the City Secretary's Office maintains a supply of these forms.
Contributions & Expenditures
Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures. Financial reports must be completed by the candidate or the candidate's Campaign Treasurer (signed only by the candidate) and filed with the City Secretary. Campaign reports are public information; and the media, opponents, and the general public may review the reports.
Campaign Filing Schedule (Under Normal Election Cycle)
- Due 30th day before Election
- Due 8th day before Election
- Final Report - May be filed at any time after the Election
If a final report is not filed, Semi-Annual Reports will be due each year on January 15 and July 15.
Qualifications for Office
In accordance with standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable
- Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
- Totally mentally incapacitated
- Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
- Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
- Be a registered voter in the territory from which the office is elected as of the date of the filing deadline for a candidate's place on the ballot
Requirements from Section 5.02 of the City's Home Rule Charter:
- Candidates for Elective Office – At Large. Candidates for an at-large elective City office shall meet the following qualifications:
(i) Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;
(ii) Shall be qualified/registered to vote in the City;
(iii) Shall meet all requirements to be a qualified voter set forth in the Texas Election Code at the time of the election for which they are filing;
(iv) Shall have resided within the corporate limits of the City, or recently annexed territory, for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the filing date;
(v) Shall not, at the time of filing or while in office, be in arrears in payment of taxes or other liabilities due to the City after notice of any delinquency;
(vi) No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or position as provided by this Charter;
(vii) No employee of the City shall continue in such position after filing for an elective office provided for in this Charter; and
(viii) Shall comply with all other City ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable.
- Texas Ethics Commission - campaign forms and instruction guides
- Secretary of State - additional election information
If you have any questions please contact the City Secretary at 940-440-9343, ext. 100.