The City of Garland will hold a general election Saturday, May 2, to elect council members for Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Wednesday, Jan. 1, is the first day a voter may submit an application for a ballot by mail. Friday, April 17, is the last day to receive an application in person for a ballot to be voted by mail.
Filing an application for a place on the ballot can be done Wednesday, Jan. 15, through Friday, Feb. 14. Tuesday, Feb. 18, will be the last day for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy in the General Election. Friday, Feb. 21, will be the last day to withdraw as a candidate and be omitted from the ballot.
There will be a new candidate orientation at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 22, to provide assistance in navigating the application process. Candidates will be required to make an appointment with the City Secretary before delivering an application for a place on the ballot. Beginning Friday, Jan. 10, a candidate packet will be available on the City Secretary’s webpage under “Elections.”Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday, April 20, and ends Tuesday, April 28. Visit the website GarlandTX.gov/Elections for more info. Garland residents now have the convenience of county-wide voting and may vote 7 am to 7 pm at any polling location in Dallas County on May 2.