About the General Election

An election is held each year on the first Saturday in May to elect council members. The City Council shall consist of seven council members, five of whom shall be elected from single member districts, and two of whom shall be elected at large. One of the two at-large members shall be the Mayor of the city. Four of the council members shall be elected in odd numbered years and three of the council members shall be elected in even numbered years.


Each office of council member shall be designated as a place and in even numbered years the city shall elect council members to Place 2, which shall be designated as the at-large council place other than that of Mayor, Place 4 and Place 6, and in odd numbered years the city shall elect council members to Place 1 which shall be designated as the Office of Mayor, Place 3, Place 5 and Place 7.  All positions serve a two-year term.

HB 305 – Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions

On September 1, 2019, House Bill 305 became effective.  This bill requires that a political subdivision with the authority to impose a tax, that maintained a publicly accessible Internet website at any time on or after January 1, 2019, be required to post on its website the following information:

  1. The political subdivision’s contact information, including a mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  2. Each elected officer of the political subdivision;
  3. The date and location of the next election for officers of the political subdivision;
  4. The requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the political subdivision which shall be continuously posted or at least one year before the election day for the office;
Pursuant to HB305, you can find that information in the link below.

Internet Posting Requirement for Political Subdivisions-2022 (PDF)

Important 2021 Election Dates

Filing Period for CandidatesJanuary 13 - February 12
Last Day to Register to Vote for May 1st ElectionApril 1, 2021
Early VotingApril 19 - 27
Election DayMay 1

City Council Candidate Packets for the May 1, 2021 Election

City Council Candidate Packets for the May 1, 2021, City Council Election are available in the City Secretary's Office beginning January 5, 2021.

**COVID-19 PROTOCOL for Obtaining a Candidate Packet**

Anyone wishing to obtain a Candidate Packet must contact the City Secretary's Office in advance to schedule a pick-up time. You may schedule by calling the office 972-286-4477 ext. 210, cell 469-616-5625 or by email to Cindy Gross, City Secretary ( Send Email Here ).

Alternatively, an electronic version of the packet is available by email upon request.

Election Resources & Documents

Elections: Past & Present

Here is an archive of current and past elections that have occurred within the City of Balch Springs. Click the Election year to view further details and information.

View 2021 Election 
View 2020 Election
View 2019 Election
View 2018 Election