2019 City Elections

Election Information

Early Voting: October 21 – November 1

Election Day: November 5

For more information, please call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-216-6244.


Early Voting Locations

The early voting locations for City of Mesquite registered voters in Dallas County by personal appearance are:

LAKESIDE ACTIVITY CENTER

101 Holley Park Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149

FLORENCE RECREATION CENTER

2501 Whitson Way, Mesquite, Texas 75150


Monday – Friday, October 21 –25, 2019 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2019         

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2019            

1 – 6 p.m.

Monday – Wednesday, October 28 – 30, 2019    

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday – Friday, October 31 – November 1, 2019          

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The early voting locations for City of Mesquite registered voters in Kaufman County by personal appearance are:

FORNEY SUB COURTHOUSE

200 East Main Street, Forney, Texas 75126

KEMP SUB COURTHOUSE

103 North Main, Kemp, Texas 75143

TERRELL SUB COURTHOUSE

408 East College, Terrell, Texas 75160

LEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1309 Luckenbach, Forney, Texas 75126

CRISWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

401 FM 740, Forney, Texas 75126

CROSBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

495 Diamond Creek Dr., Forney, Texas 75126

BLACKBURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2401 Concord, Forney, Texas 75126

HENDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

12755 FM 1641, Forney, Texas 75126

KAUFMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX

100 North Washington Street, Kaufman, Texas 75142


Monday – Friday, October 21 – 25, 2019

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2019         

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2019            

1 – 6 p.m.

Monday, October 28, 2019 – Friday, November 1, 2019  

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is Mesquite having this election?

A. In 2018, Mesquite voters approved proposed changes to the City Charter which included the creation of (6) single member geographic districts for the City Council. Only voters residing in a specific district will vote for the City Councilmember representing their district. The Mayor will represent the entire city and will be voted on by all voters. The changes also included moving the election to the month of November in odd numbered years with all members of the City Council, including the Mayor, being elected in the same year.

Q. How do I determine which district I live in?

A. Click here to access an interactive map to help locate which district you live in, or call the City Secretary’s office at 972-216-6244.

Q. How do I know if I am registered to vote in this election?

A. To verify if you’re registered to vote in this election, call the Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300, www.dallascountyvotes.org. If you live in Kaufman County, call the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595, www.kaufmancounty.net/elections/about/.

Q. Where can I vote on Election Day?

A. Dallas County and Kaufman County Elections Departments will utilize countywide Voting Centers, which will enable any registered Mesquite voter to vote at any polling location in their respective County on Election Day. A list of all polling locations is listed on the county websites listed above - or call Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300 or the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595 for a complete list of polling locations.

Q. Can I vote by mail?

A. For details on an application for a ballot to be voted on by mail, please contact Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300 or the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595, based on the county in which you are registered to vote.

November 5, 2019, General Election

The annual municipal election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1 - 6.

2019 City Council Candidates

Listed in the order as they will appear on the ballot.

Mayor
Bruce Archer
*Stan Pickett

City Council, Place 1
Sherry Wisdom
Jenny Martinez
David Burris

City Council, Place 2
Kenny Green
Dorothy Patterson

City Council, Place 3
*Robert Miklos
Noe Villarreal
Jennifer Vidler



City Council, Place 4
*Tandy Boroughs
Bryan Odom

City Council, Place 5
B. W. Smith
Henry Brown
Sergio Garcia

City Council, Place 6
*Dan Aleman
Christina Sowells

*Incumbent

District Map

Click here to access the new interactive map of City Council Districts.

The map offers users a variety of options. Residents can see the district they live in, see all districts, select different viewing options and share the information.

Mesquite hosted public education meetings on new single member districts

The City of Mesquite held a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single member district structure of the City Council. The meetings were:

  • Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m., Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Drive - Watch the video
  • Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue - Watch the video
  • Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way - Watch the video

The meetings offered information on the new single member district boundaries, insight into serving on City Council, an understanding of the Council-Manager form of government and the City Council agenda process as well as details on how City Council meetings are conducted. There were also presentations on the City’s budget and instructions for those interested in filing for their candidacy to serve on the City Council. 

Important election dates for the community include:

Friday, June 21 – Packets available online for City Council candidates. Click here to access City Council Candidate Packet.

Monday, July 15 – Semiannual statement of campaign contributions and expenditures due for candidates

Monday, July 22 – First day to file for office by candidates

Monday, August 19 – Last day to file for office by candidates

Wednesday, August 21 – Drawing for Place on Ballot and Candidate Orientation

Monday, September 9 – Personal Financial Statement due by candidates

Monday, October 7 – 30th day report due by candidates

Monday, October 7 – Last Day to register to vote with Dallas County Elections Office. Please call 214-819-6389 for more information.

Monday, October 21 – Early voting begins

Monday, October 28 – 8th day report due by candidates

Friday, November 1 – Early voting ends

Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day

Not later than Monday, November 18 – Canvass elections returns; administer Oaths of Office

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Semiannual statement of campaign contributions and expenditures due

For more information on the elections, please contact the City Secretary at 972-216-6244.