Election Information

2024 GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION 

The 2024 General Election will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024.  The following are up for election in the 2024 General Election for a three-year term:

  • Councilmember Place No. 1 (Office currently held by Larry Akery) 
  • Councilmember Place No. 2 (Office currently held by David Lands)


Qualifications for Office 

Filing requirements are per state statute, available on the Texas Secretary of State website, and those of the City of Manvel Charter, Article VI, (Charter Qualifications - Candidates. Each person who becomes a candidate for mayor or councilmember shall meet the following qualifications:
 (1)Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the first day of the term to be filled at the election;
 (2)Be a citizen of the United States;
 (3)Be a qualified voter of the city;
 (4)At the time of the election, and for at least twelve (12) consecutive months preceding the election, shall reside within the corporate limits of the city;
 (5)No candidate may file for more than one (1) office or place number per election;
 (6)Must not have been convicted of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude.

For qualified residents seeking to run for an elected office for one of the open positions in the City of Manvel, an Application for a Place on the Ballot for a General Election must be completed and submitted to the City Secretary's Office.

Election Packets

Complete Election Packet #1 of forms and instructions for filing for a place on the May 4, 2024 General Election Ballot

Complete Election Packet #2 of forms and instructions for after filing 

2024 IMPORTANT DATES

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

          Monday, January 1, 2024

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot

          Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure

          Friday, February 16, 2024

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot

          Friday, February 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to Register to Vote

         Thursday, April 4, 2024

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

         Monday, April 22, 2024

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
 (Received,not Postmarked)

         Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

        Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail

        Saturday, May 4, 2024 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m.









Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml


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Find additional election-related dates and information on the Texas Secretary of State website (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Election Notices 

Contact Us

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    Tammy Bell

    City Secretary
    Email

    Alyssa Deaton

    Assistant City Secretary
    Email

    Physical Address
    20031 Highway 6
    Manvel, TX 77578
    Directions

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 187
    Manvel, TX 77578
    City Hall: 281-489-0630
    Fax: 281-668-5061
    Directory

    Hours
    Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Friday, 7:30 am - 11:30 am

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Elections Administrator
The City Secretary serves as the Elections Administrator for the City of Manvel.  The duties of the City Secretary are limited to:

  • Accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements.
  • Noting the date and time of filing thereon.  

The City Secretary is not expected to judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. The City of Manvel cannot provide advice on matters of election or campaign finance law.
 


Voting in Texas

Secretary of State John B. Scott has a state-wide campaign to make sure that Texans know what voting resources are available.

Required Identification


FAQ's

 Election Identifications Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters

The Texas Election Code 631(b) requires a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates. Please click on the links below for additional information and the application form.

 Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters

Application for Texas Election Certificate (DL-14C)


Visit the Texas Secretary of State's website for more information regarding changes to Texas State Law that requires photo identification for all voters.

More Information


Are You Registered to Vote?

Visit the Texas Secretary of State's Office to find out, or to register.