Election Information

May 6, 2017 City of El Lago  General Election Information

City Elections


City elections are held the 1st Saturday in May of each year.

Early Voting by Personal Appearance is Monday through Friday, the 12th day (April 24, 2017) through the 8th day (April 28, 2017) before Election Day, and is during regular City Hall hours:
  • Monday - Thursday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
and the following Monday and Tuesday (May 1-2, 2017) of Election Day week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mayor & Council Positions


There are 6 elected positions in the city; 5 council member at large positions and the Mayor. In odd years, the Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 2 are up for election; and in even years Council Positions 3, 4 and 5 are up for election.

Filing for Office


If you would like to run for office, candidate packets are usually available to be picked up at City Hall. The first official day to file for office is typically around January 20th. Candidate packets are generally ready a week in advance of the 1st filing day.

Please contact city hall for additional filing information by calling 281-326-1951, ext. 110 or via email.