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.  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.

More voter registration information is available on the Ellis County Website.

Candidate Information

The City of Red Oak is a Home-Rule city with a Council-Manager form of government.  The City Council consists of a Mayor and five Councilmembers 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 a 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.

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)

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