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 – Robert Miklos
Place 2 – Jeff Casper
Place 3 – Bruce Archer
Place 4 – Dan Aleman
Place 5 – Greg Noschese
Place 6 – Tandy Boroughs

The annual municipal election to elect Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5 and a Special Election for the purpose for considering amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Mesquite, Texas, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

2018 City Council Candidates

City Council, Place 3
*Bruce Archer

City Council, Place 4
Shannon Long
*Dan Aleman, Jr.

City Council, Place 5
Janice Bell
*Greg Noschese


Early voting by personal appearance shall be conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Toni Pippins-Poole, Dallas County Elections Administrator, is hereby appointed clerk of early voting in compliance with Section 271.006 of the Texas Election Code.

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at: 
Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Drive, Mesquite, Texas, 75149 
Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, Mesquite, Texas, 75150
And at all locations as designated by the Dallas County Elections Administrator.

Early Voting Dates and Times

Monday, April 23, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Any qualified voter for the General Election and Special Election may vote early by personal appearance at either the main early voting location or at any of the branch locations. The main early voting polling place is George L. Allen, Sr., Court Building, 600 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202.

Applications for a ballot by mail shall be submitted by mail, common or contract carrier, telephonic facsimile machine (“fax”) or by electronic transmission (“e-mail”) of a 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
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 214-819-6303

Ordinance Calling May 5, 2018, General Election and Special Election

Notice of Election for May 5, 2018, General Election (English)

Notice of Election for May 5, 2018, General Election (Spanish)