Elections

The City Secretary serves as the election official for the City of Melissa.

Notice of Special Election - November 2, 2021

To the Registered Voters of Melissa, Texas:  
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, for voting in a Special election for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the office of City Council, Place No. 1, resulting from the resignation of Council Member holding that office

Important 2021 City Special Election Dates

  • First Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • Last Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Last Day to Register to Vote - Monday, October 4, 2021
  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Monday, October 18, 2021
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (RECEIVED, not Postmarked) - Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail - November 2, 2021 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked OR Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.

Important 2022 City Election Dates

  • Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline - Monday, December 20, 2021
  • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • Last Day to Order General Election - Friday, February 18, 2022
  • Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022 
  • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Last Day to Register to Vote - Thursday, April 7, 2022 
  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (RECEIVED, not Postmarked) - Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Election Day - Saturday, May 7, 2022 
  • Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail - May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked OR Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.

Early Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas

Election Day Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas

Candidate Eligibility

In accordance with the standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must: 

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the City for 6 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot.
  • Candidate Packets, including the application are available in the City Secretary’s office the first week of January. Candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain a candidate packet.
  • Forms are available on the Secretary of State website and the Texas Ethics Commission website but the full Candidate Packet is obtained from the City Secretary.

Helpful Links:

Elections Administration

The City of Melissa contracts with Collin County for Elections Administration. For more information visit:

Voting in Collin County

The City of Melissa's Municipal Court Room - located at 3411 Barker Avenue - is often utilized during elections, as well as other locations throughout Collin County. Visit the Collin County Elections Administration website for information about early voting, ballots, working elections, election statistics, and more.

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Visit the Vote Texas website for the latest information on registering to vote and Voter Identification (ID) requirements. You can also call the Texas Secretary of State's toll-free hotline, 1-800-252-VOTE, with questions.