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City of Belton Election Information

General Election May 6, 2017

A General Election is scheduled for May 6, 2017. Four Belton City Council at-large councilmember positions expire in May. Councilmembers are elected to two-year terms.

Election Order
Election Order (Spanish)


 Candidate packets available online or for pickup
Jan. 18
 First day to file for place on the ballot
Jan. 18
 Last day to file for place on the ballot
Feb. 17
 Last day to file as a write-in candidate
Feb. 21
 Drawing for ballot order
Feb. 28
 First day of early voting (City Hall)
April 24
 Last day of early voting (City Hall)
May 2
 Election Day (Harris Community Center)
May 6


To run for City Council or Mayor a candidate must file for office within the posted filing period. In addition, see below for qualifications outlined by
the City of Belton Charter and the State of Texas Election Code Sec. 141.001 (a).

City of Belton Belton Home Rule Charter Qualifications
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Belton for at least the previous 12 months
  • Must be at least 18
  • Must not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the City
  • City employees are not eligible to file
  • May not hold any other elected public office
  • Candidates may only file for one office per election
  • A councilmember with a year or more remaining on his or her term must resign to run for Mayor

Texas Eligibility Requirements for Public Office
  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in state continuously for previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office