Elections

2015 City Council Candidates

Mayor
*John Monaco
Stan Pickett

City Council, Place 1
*Bill Porter

City Council, Place 2
Steve Whitworth
Jeff Casper

City Council, Place 6
*Dennis Tarpley
Ron Ward

*Incumbent

The annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015, to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6.

The City contracts with the Dallas County Elections Department to conduct joint elections along with other entities.  Participating in joint elections enables the City to reduce election expenses and is more convenient for voters who can visit one location to vote on all issues including municipal candidates and school board trustees.

An election is held each year on the second Saturday in May to elect councilmembers:
  • In even-numbered years, an election is held to fill Places 3, 4, and 5.
  • In odd-numbered years, the Mayor and Places 1, 2, and 6 are elected.
The Mayor and Places 5 and 6 are considered at-large positions. Councilmembers elected to fill Places 1, 2, 3 and 4 are required to live in their respective districts; however, all places are voted into office by the entire city electorate and serve for two-year terms.

Current Mayor & City Council
  • Mayor - John Monaco
  • City Council, Place 1 - Bill Porter
  • City Council, Place 2 - Al Forsythe
  • City Council, Place 3 - Bruce Archer
  • City Council, Place 4 - Shirley Roberts
  • City Council, Place 5 - Greg Noschese
  • City Council, Place 6 - Dennis Tarpley
Early Voting Information

Early voting will be conducted in Mesquite at Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Drive, as follows:

  • Monday, April 27, 2015, through Friday, May 1, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 4, 2015, through Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Early voting by personal appearance will also be held at the main early voting location at the Dallas County Records Building, 509 Main Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202, and at approximately 47 additional branch locations countywide.  Qualified voters in Dallas County and the portion of Kaufman County located within the City of Mesquite may vote early at any one of these locations.  Applications for ballots by mail should be mailed to Toni Pippins-Poole, Dallas County Elections Administrator, 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820, Dallas, Texas, 75207, and must be received by 12:00 Noon or close of business, whichever is later, on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Election Day Polling Places and Precincts

Dallas County Precincts Located within Mesquite City Limits

POLLING PLACE ADDRESS PRECINCT NO.
Florence Park Community Center 2501 Whitson Way 1139, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1305, 1315
Tosch Elementary School 2424 Larchmont Drive 1304, 1307, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1316
Galloway Elementary School 200 Clary Drive 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314
Dunford Recreation Center 1015 Green Canyon Drive 3300, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304
W L Wilkinson Middle School 2100 Crest Park Drive 3305, 3306, 3307, 3315
Mesquite High School 300 East Davis Street 3308, 3309, 3310, 3311
Pirrung Elementary School 1500 Creek Valley Road 3312, 3316, 3318
Horn High School 3300 East Cartwright Road 3313, 3314, 3317

Split Precincts Voting Outside Mesquite City Limits

POLLING PLACE ADDRESS PRECINCT NO.
Edwin J. Kiest Elementary 2611 Healey Drive, Dallas 1062
Living Waters Church of God 11110 Shiloh Road, Dallas 1125
George Truett Elementary School 1811 Gross Road, Dallas 1303
Classical Center at Vial Elementary 126 Creekview, Garland 1721
Sunnyvale Town Hall Sunnyvale 127 North Collins Road, 3500

Kaufman County Precinct Partially Located in Mesquite City Limits

POLLING PLACE ADDRESS PRECINCT NO.
Horn High School 3300 East Cartwright Road 29

(Precincts and Polling Places provided by the Dallas County Elections Department.  Subject to change.)

For additional information regarding early voting or Election Day polling locations, contact the City Secretary’s office at 972-216-6244.

On Election Day after 7:00 p.m., results can be accessed on Dallas County’s website at www.dallascountyvotes.org and on the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com.



Photo ID Requirements
A photo ID is now required to vote in Texas. To learn more, download the Photo ID Informational Flyer.