Elections

The City Secretary serves as the election official for the City of Melissa.

Candidate Packet: March 25, 2023 Special Election Candidate Packet

Notice of Upcoming Election Dates

Important 2022 City Election Dates

  • First Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - Wednesday, January 11, 2023 
  • Last Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023
  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - 8 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2023
  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Election Day - Saturday, March 25, 2023 

Early Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas 75454; and Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd., #102, McKinney, Texas 75069

Election Day Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas 75454; and Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd., #102, McKinney, Texas 75069

Candidate Eligibility

In accordance with the standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must: 

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the City for 6 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot.
  • Candidate Packets, including the application are available in the City Secretary’s office beginning January 11, 2023. Candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain a candidate packet.
  • Forms are available on the Secretary of State website and the Texas Ethics Commission website but the full Candidate Packet is obtained from the City Secretary.

Helpful Links:

Elections Administration

The City of Melissa contracts with Collin County for Elections Administration. For more information visit:

Voting in Collin County

The City of Melissa's Municipal Court Room - located at 3411 Barker Avenue - is often utilized during elections, as well as other locations throughout Collin County. Visit the Collin County Elections Administration website for information about early voting, ballots, working elections, election statistics, and more.

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Visit the Vote Texas website for the latest information on registering to vote and Voter Identification (ID) requirements. You can also call the Texas Secretary of State's toll-free hotline, 1-800-252-VOTE, with questions.

Please contact the City Secretary, Hope Cory, for questions regarding elections.