Elections

The City of Lancaster election originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until November 3, 2020.

City of Lancaster Election: 
 The City election, for the purpose of electing a Councilmembers for district 4 and 6 for a three year term. The next election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Unopposed Candidates Declared Elected, each for a three-year term: 
 Council Member, District two: Stanley M. Jaglowski

County Voting Locations - Helpful Information

Dallas County Elections began using vote centers in November 2019.  This means that voters in Dallas County may vote on Election Day at any Dallas County polling location.  This is similar to how early voting is conducted now where voters can early vote at any early voting site in the county in which they are registered. 

To learn more about Dallas County voting locations, early voting, registration and ballot information, visit the Dallas County Elections website or call 214-819-6300.

Dallas County Voter Center Survey

General Election - May 2021 Municipal Election for Mayor

The City Secretary’s Office typically makes available a candidate’s packet to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the City’s election. For the May 2021 municipal election, candidate packets will be available beginning January 2021. The candidate’s packet is not required in order to prepare to run for municipal office and is provided as a tool to assist those interested in running for municipal office. 

Lancaster Independent School District Election

Lancaster Independent School District 

Upcoming Municipal Elections 

The term of office for the Mayor and Council members is 3 years. Upcoming elections:

2022 - Municipal Election for City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5

2023 - Municipal Election for City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6

Qualifying for Office

Candidates for the office of Mayor and Council member must meet the following requirements:

Candidates must meet state requirements

Candidates must be qualified voter of the City of Lancaster

Candidate must have or will have resided in the City of Lancaster and the district (for council members) for a least 1 year immediately preceding the date of the municipal election.

Application, Forms, & Petition

The following must be completed by the candidate:

Application for a place on the ballot

Declaration of residency forms

Prescribed petition form with 25 valid signatures - the signers of the petition must be residents qualified to vote in the district in which the candidate is seeking office

Candidate Packet Availability

The City Secretary’s Office makes available a candidate’s packet to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the City’s election. The candidate’s packet is not required in order to prepare to run for municipal office and is provided as a tool to assist those interested in running for municipal office.

 For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 972-218-1310 or Email