The City Secretary serves as the election official for the City of Melissa.
Notice of Upcoming Election Dates
- Notice of Deadline to File Applications for the May, 2022 General Election Ballot (PDF)
- Notice of Deadline to File Applications for the May 2022 Special Election Ballot (PDF)
- Ordinance Calling May 7, 2022 General Election (PDF)
- Ordinance Ordering May 7, 2022 Special Election - Place 6 (PDF)
Important 2022 City Election Dates
- Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline - Monday, December 20, 2021
- First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot - Wednesday, January 19, 2022
- First Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - Wednesday, January 26, 2022
- Last Day to Order General Election - Friday, February 18, 2022
- Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022
- Last Day to File for a Place on the Special Election Ballot - 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022
- Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2022
- Last Day to Register to Vote - Thursday, April 7, 2022
- First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Monday, April 25, 2022
- Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (RECEIVED, not Postmarked) - Tuesday, April 26, 2022
- Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- Election Day - Saturday, May 7, 2022
- Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail - May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked OR Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day.
Early Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas
Election Day Voting will take place at: Melissa City Hall, 3411 Barker Ave. Melissa, Texas
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 the first week of January. 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.
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.
Voter ID Frequently Asked Questions
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.