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HomeMayor & City CouncilCity SecretaryElections Information > May 5, 2018 General Election
May 5, 2018 General Election - CANCELED

**All incumbents filed for re-election and no other candidates filed to challenge them as of the closing deadline. Therefore City Council has CANCELED the May 5, 2018 General Election as permitted. **

Council ElectionsThe General Election for Melissa City Council Places 1, 3, 5 & 6 will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The filing period for application for a place on the ballot opened at 8:00 a.m. on January 17, 2018 and closed at 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2018. 

Election Notices:

pdf Notice of Municipal Election - May 5, 2018 (English)

pdf Notice of Municipal Election - May 5, 2018 (Español)

 Notice to File Place on Ballot for May 5, 2018 General Election

Candidate Information:

pdf Complete Candidate Packet (optimized for quicker loading)

Below are the list of required forms and supplemental information for candidates. These items are also available as a complete packet from the City Secretary's Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

pdf Message from the City Secretary

pdf Qualifications for Candidates

pdf Election Calendar

pdf Application for Place on the City of Melissa General Election Ballot 

  • This form must be filed in the City Secretary's Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. January 17, 2018 through February 16, 2018
  • There is no filing fee

pdf Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate

Texas Ethics Commission Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities

pdf Texas Ethics Commission 2018 Filing Schedule

pdf Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report and Instruction Guide

  • These reports are to be filed in the City Secretary's Office by the dates specified on the Election Calendar.

Political Advertising "What You Need to Know"

pdf Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form

Chapter 258 of the Texas Election Code, Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Title 15 of the Texas Election Code

*If you have filed for office in the past, please note that many of the forms have been revised.*

Please do not hesitate to Contact the City Secretary at City Hall, 972-838-2520.

If you have any questions regarding the Texas Ethics Commission reports, they should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506.

Updated: 2/14/18

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