The City Secretary is the election official for the city and oversees the administration of city elections to ensure compliance with all city, state and federal election laws and policies and to ensure that city elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.

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 first 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 two-year terms.
The current Mayor and City Council are as follows:
Mayor – Stan Pickett
Place 1 – Bill Porter
Place 2 – Jeff Casper
Place 3 – Bruce Archer
Place 4 – Dan Aleman
Place 5 – Greg Noschese
Place 6 – Dennis Tarpley

May 6, 2017, General Election Information​

The annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017, to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6.

2017 City Council Candidates


*Stan Pickett

City Council, Place 1
Robert Miklos
*Bill Porter

City Council, Place 2
*Jeff Casper

City Council, Place 6
Tandy Boroughs


​Early Voting Information

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

  • Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 a.m. – 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 any of the branch locations.  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 shall be submitted by mail, carrier delivery, fax or email (scanned application containing an original signature) to Toni Pippins-Poole, Early Voting Clerk, Dallas County Elections Department, 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820, Dallas, Texas, 75207, Email: [email protected], Fax: 214.819.6303 and must be received by Dallas County Elections Department by Noon or close of business, whichever is later, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

2017 Candidate Information Packet

Resolution Calling Annual City Election (English and Spanish)

Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot