City of Boerne Elections

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Overview

The City of Boerne holds elections each year on the first Saturday in May. Elections for the Mayor and City Council Districts 2 and 4 are held in odd numbered years. Elections for City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5 are held in even numbered years.

The City Secretary’s Office manages municipal elections and receives candidate filing information. The City of Boerne contracts with the Kendall County Elections Department, which conducts each election.

Contact

For questions about City of Boerne municipal elections, contact the City Secretary's Office with the information below.

Lori A. Carroll, City Secretary
Phone: (830) 248-1525
Fax: (830) 249-9264
Email: [email protected]

Special Called Election (BOND) - November 8, 2022

Boerne City Council has called for a Quality of Life Bond Election to be held in conjunction with the General Election on November 8, 2022. Visit the Bond Election webpage to learn more.

Important Dates

  • October 24, 2022 – First day of Early Voting
  • November 4, 2022 – Last day of Early Voting
  • November 8, 2022 – Election Day

General Election – May 6, 2023 

The next General Election will be held May 6, 2023 for City Council Members.

See a full 2023 General Election calendar. (available at a later date)

Important Dates

  • January 18, 2023 – First day to file for a place on the ballot
  • February 17, 2023 – Last day to file for a place on the ballot
  • May 6, 2023 – Election Day

Sample Ballot and Polling Locations

A full list of polling locations and a sample ballot will be linked below ahead of the General Election.

Early voting will be held at the Kendall County Elections Office, located at 221 Fawn Valley Drive in Boerne. Election Day voting will be held from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 6, 2023, at City Hall, located 447 N. Main Street in Boerne.


Candidate Eligibility

Review the eligibility requirements for candidates of the Office of Mayor and City Council.

  1. Mayor Eligibility
  2. City Council Eligibility

Mayor Eligibility

According to the City of Boerne Home Rule Charter, Section 3.03 Qualifications (as amended by voters May 12, 2012, and November 3, 2020).

The Mayor shall:

  • Have resided continuously in the corporate limits of the City for 12 months immediately preceding the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot or on the date of appointment, as applicable; and
  • Be registered to vote by the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot or on the date of appointment, as applicable; and
  • Be 21 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable; and
  • Satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

Candidate Registration

Review the candidate registration information below to learn about the filing process and timeline. Filing requirement are per state statute, available online here and in the City of Boerne Home Rule Charter.

Notices (available at a later date) 

  • Notice of Deadline to File for Place on the Ballot
  • Official Election Order 
  • Certification of Unopposed Candidates
  • Order of Cancellation
  • Official Notice of Election (available later)
  • Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot 

Candidate Filing Documents (available at a later date) 

Below is a list of required forms and supplemental information for candidates. You can also download a complete Candidate Packet or pick one up from the City Secretary's Office Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at City Hall, 447 N. Main St.

Application for Ballot

  • Application for Ballot – English
  • Application for Ballot – Spanish

Campaign Appointments

These forms are to be filed in the City Secretary's Office as soon as you become a candidate and before you make any expenditure or accept any contributions.

  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Form
    • Instructions for Campaign Treasurer Form
  • Amendment Appointment of Campaign Treasurer
    • Instructions for Amendment Form

Finance Report

These reports are to be filed in the City Secretary's Office by the dates specified on the Election Calendar. Please pay close attention to schedules for timeline filing of your campaign finance reports.

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