The City of Decatur will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to elect City Council Places 2, 4 and 6. The Election Day polling place is the Decatur City Hall, 201 E. Walnut, Decatur, Texas 76234.

Early voting for the May 1, 2021 General Election will be Monday, April 19, 2021 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021.


The filing period for the May 1, 2021 General Election is 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, please contact Diane Cockrell at 940-393-0204 to schedule an appointment to expedite your application process.


City of Decatur - Charter, Sec. 2.04. - Qualifications.

    (a) Candidates. Each person who becomes a candidate for Mayor or Councilmember shall meet the following qualifications:

        (1) be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the first day of the form to be filed or date of appointment;

        (2) be a citizen of the United States;

        (3) be a qualified voter of the City;

        (4) reside and have resided for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election within the corporate limits of the City;

        (5) no candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election;

        (6) no employee of the City shall continue in such position after becoming a candidate for a City elective office.

    (b) When any member of the Council no longer possesses all of the qualifications specified in this section, or is convicted of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude while in office, the office shall immediately and automatically become vacant. The Council shall be the judge of the qualifications of its members in accordance with Section 2.08(b) and for these purposes shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and require the production of records.

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