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Council Candidacy Information

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

Filing for the May 4, 2024 General Election

Council Qualifications

Candidates for elective City offices shall file for office in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the Election for which they are filing.
  • Have been a resident of Texas for at least twelve (12) months as of the deadline for filing for the office.
  • Have resided in the City for at least twelve (12) months as preceding Election Day.
  • Have a current voter registration certificate.
  • Shall not, at the time of filing or while in office, be in arrears in payment of taxes or other liabilities due to the City.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
  • Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court.

Filing for City Council

To file for a Place on City Council, please visit the City Secretary's office to obtain a Candidate Packet and to file.  

Hope Cory
City Secretary
3411 Barker Avenue
Melissa, TX 75454
972-838-2520

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