The City Secretary is the election official for the City and oversees the administration of City elections to ensure compliance with all city, state and federal election laws and policies and to ensure that city elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.
The City contracts with the Dallas County and Kaufman County Elections Departments to conduct joint elections along with other entities. Participating in joint elections enables the City to reduce election expenses and is more convenient for voters who can visit one location to vote on all issues including municipal candidates and school board trustees.
City elections for Mayor and Councilmember Places 1 – 6 are held in November of odd-numbered years. The Mayor is elected, by majority vote, by all qualified voters in the City. Councilmembers representing Places 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are elected, by majority vote, by qualified voters residing in their respective districts.
The current Mayor and City Council are as follows:
Mayor – Stan Pickett
Place 1 – Robert Miklos
Place 2 – Jeff Casper
Place 3 – Bruce Archer
Place 4 – Dan Aleman
Place 5 – Greg Noschese
Place 6 – Tandy Boroughs
Special Election - May 4, 2019
The City of Mesquite will conduct a special election on Saturday, May 4, 2019, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of the City of Mesquite of whether to authorize the sale of approximately 171.393 acres of City park land located at 3811 South Belt Line Road, containing approximately 87.727 acres, and adjacent land located at 4600 Mercury Road, containing approximately 83.666 acres, the entirety of which is located in the City of Balch Springs, Texas.
Ordinance No. 4649 - Ordering Special Election
City Of Mesquite Proposition A
Shall the City of Mesquite City Council be authorized to: (1) convey by sale up to approximately 171.393 acres of City park land, including adjacent parcels of approximately 87.727 acres of land located at 3811 South Belt Line Road and approximately 83.666 acres of land located at 4600 Mercury Road, the entirety of which is located in the City of Balch Springs, Dallas County, Texas, and (2) use the proceeds of the conveyance for the funding and enhancement of the City of Mesquite park and recreation system?
Ciudad De Mesquite: Proposición A
¿Se debe autorizar al Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Mesquite a: (1) traspasar mediante venta hasta aproximadamente 171.393 acres de terrenos de bosque de la Ciudad, incluidas las parcelas adyacentes de aproximadamente 87.727 acres de terreno ubicados en 3811 South Belt Line Road y aproximadamente 83.666 acres de terreno ubicados en 4600 Mercury Road, la totalidad de los cuales se encuentra en la Ciudad de Balch Springs, Condado de Dallas, Texas, y (2) utilizar el producto del traspaso para financiar y mejorar el sistema de parques y recreación de la Ciudad de Mesquite?