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Elections – City Council – General Information
The City Secretary serves as the Elections Administrator for the City of Palestine. The governing body of the city will consist of a mayor and six council members and shall be known as the “City Council of the City of Palestine.” The Mayor is elected at-large in odd-numbered year and in each even-numbered year, council members shall be elected from Districts 1, 3, and 5. In each odd-numbered year, council members shall be elected from Districts 2, 4, and 6. City Council shall serve for a two-year term.
The regular city election shall be held annually in May, at which time officers will be elected to fill those offices which have become vacant that year. The city council shall fix the hours and place for holding such election.
Council Member Qualifications
Candidate Packets are available in the City Secretary’s Office.
Filing for Mayor/Council
The Candidate Packets include the application necessary to file for office. A calendar is also included in the packet and will give you dates and deadlines for specific activities.
The City Secretary may be contacted at 903-731-8414 or by email.