​General Information

It is the responsibility and honor of the City Secretary's Office to conduct and oversee the City Council election process for the City of Red Oak.  Elections in the City of Red Oak are conducted annually on the Uniform Election Day in May.

Voter Registration

To vote in any election, including municipal elections, residents must be registered to vote in the county where they reside.  In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age.  The voter registration application must be received in the voter registrar's office or postmarked 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

Please visit www.votetexas.gov for more information.

Candidate Information

The City of Red Oak is a Home-Rule city with a Manager-Council form of government.  The City Council consists of a Mayor and five Councilmember who are elected at-large by majority vote.

Each candidate for an elective office shall meet the following qualifications: (as specified in the Home Rule Charter)
  • be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • be a qualified voter of the City;
  • reside and have resided for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the City;
  • no candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election; and,
  • no employee of the City shall continue in such position after becoming a candidate for an elective office.

Reporting, Contributions & Expenditures

Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions and expenditures are to be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at (512) 463-5800 or click on the following link: https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/resources/FAQs/FAQ_COH_Legal.php 

Election Law

Questions regarding election law are to be directed to the Texas Secretary of State at (512) 463-5650 or 1-800-252-VOTE (8683)

For additional information, please visit the following resources

Ellis County Elections Office
Texas Secretary of State - Elections Division
Texas Ethics Commission