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

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.

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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.