2019 City Elections
Election Day: November 5
For more information, please call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-216-6244.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is Mesquite having this election?
A. In 2018, Mesquite voters approved proposed changes to the City Charter which included the creation of (6) single member geographic districts for the City Council. Only voters residing in a specific district will vote for the City Councilmember representing their district. The Mayor will represent the entire city and will be voted on by all voters. The changes also included moving the election to the month of November in odd numbered years with all members of the City Council, including the Mayor, being elected in the same year.
Q. How do I determine which district I live in?
A. Click here to access an interactive map to help locate which district you live in, or call the City Secretary’s office at 972-216-6244.
Q. How do I know if I am registered to vote in this election?
A. To verify if you’re registered to vote in this election, call the Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300, www.dallascountyvotes.org. If you live in Kaufman County, call the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595, www.kaufmancounty.net/elections/about/.
Q. Where can I vote on Election Day?
A. Dallas County and Kaufman County Elections Departments will utilize countywide Voting Centers, which will enable any registered Mesquite voter to vote at any polling location in their respective County on Election Day. A list of all polling locations is listed on the county websites listed above - or call Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300 or the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595 for a complete list of polling locations.
Q. Can I vote by mail?
A. For details on an application for a ballot to be voted on by mail, please contact Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300 or the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595, based on the county in which you are registered to vote.
November 5, 2019, General Election
The annual municipal election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1 - 6.
2019 City Council Candidates
Listed in the order as they will appear on the ballot.
City Council, Place 1
City Council, Place 2
City Council, Place 3
City Council, Place 4
City Council, Place 5
B. W. Smith
City Council, Place 6
The map offers users a variety of options. Residents can see the district they live in, see all districts, select different viewing options and share the information.
Mesquite hosted public education meetings on new single member districts
The City of Mesquite held a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single member district structure of the City Council. The meetings were:
- Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m., Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Drive - Watch the video
- Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue - Watch the video
- Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m., Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way - Watch the video
The meetings offered information on the new single member district boundaries, insight into serving on City Council, an understanding of the Council-Manager form of government and the City Council agenda process as well as details on how City Council meetings are conducted. There were also presentations on the City’s budget and instructions for those interested in filing for their candidacy to serve on the City Council.
Important election dates for the community include:
Friday, June 21 – Packets available online for City Council candidates. Click here to access City Council Candidate Packet.
Monday, July 15 – Semiannual statement of campaign contributions and expenditures due for candidates
Monday, July 22 – First day to file for office by candidates
Monday, August 19 – Last day to file for office by candidates
Wednesday, August 21 – Drawing for Place on Ballot and Candidate Orientation
Monday, September 9 – Personal Financial Statement due by candidates
Monday, October 7 – 30th day report due by candidates
Monday, October 7 – Last Day to register to vote with Dallas County Elections Office. Please call 214-819-6389 for more information.
Monday, October 21 – Early voting begins
Monday, October 28 – 8th day report due by candidates
Friday, November 1 – Early voting ends
Tuesday, November 5 – Election Day
Not later than Monday, November 18 – Canvass elections returns; administer Oaths of Office
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Semiannual statement of campaign contributions and expenditures due
For more information on the elections, please contact the City Secretary at 972-216-6244.