November 6, 2018 Special Election

Melissa City Council Place 6 Vacancy
The City of Melissa  Special Election to fill the vacancy for City Council Place 6  will be held November 6, 2018.  Early Voting will be held at Melissa City Hall and Collin County Elections Office from October 22 to November 2, 2018.  Please see below for specific dates and times below.

Election Results:

Below are the unofficial results of combined early voting and election day vote totals cast for the Special Election for Melissa City Council Place 6 :

Shannon Sweat: 69.67%
Deidrick Solomon: 30.33%
Voter Turnout:  61% of registered voters in Melissa 

As a reminder, the results for the Special Election for City Council Place 6 are considered UNOFFICIAL until the results are accepted by City Council at a Special Called Meeting to be held November 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. where Ms. Sweat will be sworn in as City Council Place 6.

Full results of all 68 vote centers for Statewide General Election are available at Collin County Election Results webpage 

Early Voting Dates and Times:

Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2:  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018,  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Melissa City Hall and Collin County Vote Centers

Election Notices:

Notice of Municipal Election

Aviso de Elecciones Municipales

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Special Election Ballot

Candidate Information:
The filing period to submit an application to run for this vacancy will run from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 through Thursday, August 23, 2018.  
Below are the list of required forms and supplemental information for candidates.  These items are also available as a complete Candidate Packet from the City Secretary's Office in the Administration Suite on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Message from the City Secretary

Qualifications for Candidates

Election Calendar

Application for Place on the City of Melissa Special Election Ballot
  • This form must be filed in the City Secretary's Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning August 1, 2018 and ending August 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
  • There is no filing fee
Appointment fo Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate
Texas Ethics Commission Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities

Texas Ethics Commission 2018 Filing Schedule

Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report and Instruction Guide
  • These reports are to be filed with the City Secretary's Office by the dates specified on the Election Calendar.
Political Advertising "What You Need to Know"

Election Code - Chapter 258, Fair Campaign Practices

Texas Ethics Commission - Title 15 of the Texas Election Code

*If you have  filed for office in the past, please note that many of the forms have been revised. *
Please do not hesitate to contact the City Secretary at City Hall, 972-838-2520. If you have any questions regarding the Texas Ethics Commission reports, they should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506.