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HomeMayor & City CouncilCity SecretaryElections Information > May 6, 2017 Special Called Municipal Election
May 6, 2017 Special Called Municipal Election

ELECTION RESULTS (May 6, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.)

election results


The results for the Special Election for the remainder of the term for City Council Place 5 have been posted by Collin County and are as follows:

Craig Ackerman - 71.40% (347)
Donna West - 3.29% (16)
Justin Landrith - 8.64% (42)
Heather R. Martin - 16.67% (81)

As a reminder, the results are considered UNOFFICIAL until the results are accepted by City Council. Stay tuned for more info on date and time for election canvassing and swearing in of Councilmember elect Ackerman.


For full results for all Collin County Races please visit the Collin County, Texas Elections Page

Special Municipal election has been called by the City Council to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the office of City Council, Place 5.

The Ballot to fill Place 5 (term expiring in May 2018) has been set as follows:

  • Craig Ackerman
  • Donna West
  • Justin Landrith
  • Heather R. Martin
In addition to the Special Election to fill the vacancy on City Council, the election for Melissa ISD Board of Trustees, Collin College Board of Trustees and Proposition No. 1 (Collin College Bond Proposal) is also on the same ballot for Melissa Residents.   

Visit Collin County Elections for the SAMPLE BALLOT for your specific voting precinct.  
  • Voters outside the Melissa City Limits (Melissa ISD & Collin College Elections only): you can find your precinct by searching Collin County Voter Registration information
    • You will be asked to enter your First Name, Last Name and Birthdate

Early Voting will begin on Monday, April 24 and continue through Tuesday, May 2. The specific dates and times are listed in the table below.

Early Voting Dates & Times at Melissa City Hall  
 Monday, April 24  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, April 25  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, April 26  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Thursday, April 27  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Friday, April 28  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Saturday, April 29   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Monday, May 1  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*NOTE: The same dates and times are also available at the Collin County Election Department at 2010 Redbud Blvd. #102, McKinney, TX.

Election Notices:

Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot - May 6, 2017 Special Election

Notice of Municipal Election - May 6, 2017 (English)

Notice of Municipal Election - May 6, 2017 (Espanol)

Candidate Information:

pdf Complete Candidate Packet (posted 2.16.17)
*Note this is a large document and  may take a while to open, the separate sections are provided for you below for quicker access if you prefer*

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 Special Election Ballot - English / Espanol

  • This form must be filed in the City Secretary’s office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning February 15, 2017 and ending March 6, 2017
  • There is no filing fee.
pdf Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by Candidate

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

pdf Texas Ethics Commission 2017 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.

pdf Political Advertising "What You Need to Know"

pdf Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form

pdf Election Code Chapter 258, Fair Campaign Practices

pdf Texas Ethics Commission 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.

Last Updated: 5/6/17 @ 9:00 p.m.

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