Election Information

Per H.B. 2626, effective September 1, 2023, political contributions/expenditures reports for those who have not closed their campaign funding accounts can be found here.  Click on the candidates name to see the reports that have been filed. These reports will remain posted here for five years after the campaign has been officially closed.  The candidate is responsible for the timely filing of reports.  If no report is listed, the campaign accounts were closed prior to the effective publication date or the 5 year posting requirements has been met and the post was removed.  

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Westworth Village contracts election services through Tarrant County Elections Office. Elections are held every May. Information regarding specific election dates will be maintained on this webpage. The outcomes of prior elections can be viewed by election date at the bottom of this page.

The city council will call for the election annually at the January or February council meeting.   

  • The Mayor and Council places 1, and 5 are elected each odd year, (2025, 2027, 2029...) 
  • Council places 2, 3 and 4 are elected each even year (2024, 2026, 2028...)

 

Ballot Applications (listed in oder they will appear on the ballot):

In addition to the 3 council places on the ballot the citizen will also have the opportunity to reauthorize the local sales and use tax for Street Maintenance and the Crime Control and Prevention District.   Both items will be listed separately on the ballot.   

  • Voting in favor of the reauthorization continues the practice of setting aside those funds for only those designated purposes.   
  • Voting against the reauthorization means those funds would be placed in the general fund for any budget approved use, not designated for those specific purposes only.   

If you have questions about the use of sales tax revenue and designations please contact the city secretary, mayor or council member. 

 

Sample Ballot

Early Voting Locations

Ballot Placement Drawing Results

Notice: Drawing for Placement on Ballot

Notice of Election Filing Deadline for the May 4, 2024 Municipal Election   

Candidate Packet for the May 4, 2024 Municipal Election  (last updated 01/18/24) This link contains all the elections forms and links.

Resolution 2024-02 calling for a General Election

Resolutions 2024-03 and 2024-04 calling for a Special Election

 

Tarrant County Elections Office selects the polling locations and Westworth Village may or may not be an actual polling location, refer to the published list for actual locations. The list will be posted HERE when it is made available.

An instructional video on how to use the Tarrant County voting machines can be viewed HERE.

 

Applications for Place on the Ballot:

Application documents are available on the Texas Secretary of State and Texas Ethics Commission websites or by clicking HERE (when it is made available for current election cycle). This link only contains the ballot application. Schedule an appointment with the City Administrator/City Secretary to get answers to election questions and/or turn in your application for placement on the ballot, by calling 817-710-2526 or emailing bbarrett@cityofwestworth.com.  If you submit an application for placement on the ballot without scheduling an appointment, you will be notiified when you application has been officially "accpeted or rejected", in accordance with state law.  Please note there are legal deadlines that cannot be waived or variances allowed, so scheduling an appointment is always recommended.

Votetexas.gov is an excellent Texas SOS website for all ballot related questions and it contains information to track your individual Ballot By Mail documents.  

 

Filling Vacancies

Type A City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.010)

  • Term of office -- 2 years/can opt for up to 4 (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.035)*
  • Population -- at least 600 (Local Gov't Code, Section 6.001)
  • One vacancy -- city council may fill vacancy by appointment (majority of remaining members, excluding the mayor, make the appointment) until the next regular city election (at which time office will go on ballot for unexpired term, if any) or call a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.*
  • Two vacancies at same time -- city council must order a special election to fill the vacancies for the remainder of the unexpired term.*
  • A special election ordered to fill these vacancies is governed by Title 12 of Election Code.
  • *A 3-year or 4-year term requires adoption by election (Art. XI, Sec.11, Tex.Const.); once adopted, vacancies must be filled by special election. See Art. XI, Sec.11 for details.

 

Qualifications for Office

Type A City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032)

Mayor

  • Residence -- 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
  • Age -- 18 
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

 

Alderman/Councilman

  • Residence -- 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
  •  Age -- 18 
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

 

Previous Election Results

Please click on the election date below for results: 

May 6, 2023

May 7, 2022

May 1, 2021

November 3, 2020 (Governor Abbot moved the May 2020 elections to November due to COVID)

May 4, 2019

May 5, 2018

May 6, 2017


 

If you have any questions, please contact the City Secretary or 

 Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE(8683).