Election Day - May 6, 2023 

Día de elecciónes 6 de  Mayo de 2023

(Fecha Inicio Para Presenta la Solicitud de Candidato)
(Fecha Limite Para Presentar la Solicitud de Candidato)  
January 18, 2023 (18 de Enero de 2023) February 17, 2023 - 5:00 PM (17 de Febrero de 2023 - 5:00 PM) 

The General Election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May.

Candidate Applications

The May 6, 2023, General Election will be held at Shenandoah City Hall, located at 29955 Interstate 45 N. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 18 to February 17, 2023. The following forms are available for filing:

Texas Secretary of State 

Application For a Place on The Ballot  


Texas Ethics Commission 

FORM CTA Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer 

FORM CTA Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer Instruction Guide

FORM CFCP Code of Fair Campaign Practices


First Steps for Candidates Running for a City Office

Email Authorization Form

Filing Procedures

On the filing of an application for a place on the ballot, the City Secretary must review the application to determine whether it complies with the requirements as to form, content, and procedure only. That is, the City Secretary checks to be sure it was filed correctly and in a timely manner and that all required information is completed and attested to. Filing at the last minute may not give the City Secretary sufficient time for review, which is subject to state law, not to City preference. Please do not leave blank any required information on the application, as doing so may render your application invalid.

Regarding the filing of candidate/officeholder reports, the City Secretary is limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits, and/or statements, and noting the date and time of filing thereon. The Office of the City Secretary cannot judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. All applicable financial reports must be completed by the candidate or the candidate’s campaign treasurer; the candidate is responsible for filing all reports.

Where to File Candidate Applications

    in person, at City Hall: 29955 Interstate 45 N, Shenandoah, TX 77381   **The Texas Election Code states that "an application filed by personal delivery is considered properly filed if filed with an employee of the authority at the authority's usual place for conducting official business." [Sec. 1.007] Therefore, hand delivered applications and other documents should be delivered to the front desk and staff will ensure proper delivery to the City Secretary's Office.

    by mail to the City Secretary’s Office: 29955 Interstate 45 N, Shenandoah, TX 77381  **An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt; or

    by fax or email:   FAX 281-367-2225    EMAIL elections@shenandoahtx.us   **A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of Shenandoah does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

2023 Campaign Finance Reports

Filing Schedule

FORM C/OH Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report

FORM C/OH Instruction Guide

FORM COR-C/OH Correction/Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder

Texas Ethics Commission Forms and Instructions Webpage

Political Signs and Advertising

Please review the following documents regarding political signs and advertising:

Printed copies of the information on this page are available at the front desk of City Hall (one set per person), or you can view the packet below under the Election Documents section.

Candidates for the May 6, 2023 General Election

Position Incumbent Candidate
City Council, Position 2 Ted Fletcher  
City Council, Position 3 Jim Pollard
City Council, Position 4 Charlie Bradt  

Election Documents

Important 2023 Election Dates

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot  January 18, 2023
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot  February 17, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Last day to withdraw, by submission of a notarized Certificate of Withdrawal or a notarized letter February 25, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to Register to Vote April 6, 2023
First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance  April 24, 2023
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance May 2, 2023
Shenandoah General Election May 6, 2023
Other Important Dates for the May 6, 2023 General Election  

More Information

To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas.gov. For additional general information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.

For more information on campaigning and finance reports, please visit the Texas Ethics Commission website.

The City of Shenandoah will partner with Montgomery County for the purpose of jointly conducting elections to be held on May 6, 2023. Please visit the Montgomery County Elections website for helpful information including Voter Registration Applications, Voting Registration Status, Precinct Maps, along with election results. 

Past Elections

To view the May 7, 2022 official election results, please view the Certificate of Elections HERE

Current City Council
Council Meeting Videos
Meeting Agendas and Minutes