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Posted on: January 3, 2018

City Council Elections will be May 5th - Filing Date Begins January 17th

The first filing date for a place on the ballot for the City Council elections will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Candidate packets will be available at the Office of the City Secretary beginning January 5, 2018 and the election will be held Saturday, May 5th.

Four districts are slated for election: Districts One, Two, Three and Four. City Councilmembers serve a four year term of office and are eligible to serve two terms (eight years).

“Serving on the City Council is a lot of work but is also very rewarding,” says Mayor Wendell Dunlap. “Plainview is moving forward and we encourage anyone who is interested in serving on the Council to file. It is a great way to make a difference in Plainview.”

District One area includes the northeast corner of the City, District Two covers the southeast corner of the City, District Three covers mid-part of the City and District Four covers the southwest corner of the City. Maps with the specific area of the district are available on the website.

To be eligible to run for City Council, a person 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 by final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be total mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; have not been finally convicted of a felony; shall have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and shall have resided within the district from which said councilmember is to be elected for at least 6 months

Important dates to note include:
January 5th – Candidate packets available

January 17th – First day to file for a place on the ballot

February 16th – Last day to file for a place on the ballot

April 23rd – First day of early voting

May 1st – Last day of early voting

May 5th – Election Day

“Candidate packets will be available this Friday,” says Belinda Hinojosa, City Secretary. “If you think you might be interested in placing your name on the ballot, we encourage you to pick up a packet.”

For additional information, please contact City Secretary at (806) 296-1107 or or visit and search “elections.”

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