Election Information

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Uniform General Election - May 7, 2022

Voting locations are chosen by Tarrant and Denton Counties, and therefore are not always the same.  Other circumstances such as building or road construction and scheduling conflicts on privately owned locations can also affect whether or not a location is used.  Westlake voters living in Tarrant or Denton Counties may click the link(s) below for information on your designated voting location.

Filing for a Place on the Ballot

Candidates for the May Election may file their applications for a place on the ballot January 19 through February 18.  Notice of Filing Period 

 First Steps for Candidates Running for Office

To file for a place on the ballot, the following forms must be turned into the Town Secretary by 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022:

  1. Application for a Place on the Ballot
  2. Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer
    Instructions for completing the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer
  3. Code of Fair Campaign Practices (optional)
    Fair Campaign Practices Act

Campaign Finance Reporting

All candidates must file reports showing their campaign contributions and expenditures. 

The Texas Ethics Commission oversees all reporting.  They have a helpful website to provide guidance and answer some of of the more common questions.   The Commission's Campaign Finance Guide  and the Title 15 of the Texas Election Code relating to campaign finance are linked your assistance.  

Candidates for the General Election, must submit Campaign Finance Reports to the Town Secretary on April 7 and April 29, in addition to semi-annual filings after the election.

Questions regarding campaign financing regulations and reporting should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Other Forms 

Declaration of Write-In Candidacy (deadline: February 22)
Certificate of Withdrawal (deadline: February 25)

Westlake's Election Day Voting Location

Tarrant County Early Voting Locations (TBD)                                Tarrant County Election Day locations (TBD)

Denton County Early Voting Locations (TBD)                               Denton County Election Day locations (TBD)

Candidate Eligibility for Office - Local Government Code 141.001

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

Results of the Ballot Drawing (TBD)

2021 Notice of General ElectionEnglish  Spanish  Vietnamese

Qualifications for Serving on the Town Council

 Texas Local Government Code, Section 141.001

May 2022 Election Calendar

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election BallotWednesday, January 19, 2022
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election BallotFriday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in CandidacyTuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 7, 2022
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 25, 2022
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 22, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, May 7, 2022
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
Saturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Texas Secretary of State - Important Dates for Candidates

Helpful Links:

*For detailed information regarding your voter registration status or other voting information please visit the Tarrant or Denton County Election Administration website.

Tarrant County Resources
Tarrant County Automated Voter Help Line
Ph: (817) 831-8683

Tarrant County Elections website
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Denton County Resources
Denton County Election Administration
Ph: (940) 349-3200 (Metro)
Ph: (972) 434-8832 (Metro)
Ph: (940) 320-VOTE (Election Line)

Denton County Elections website
(Para mas sitio web de Elecciones de Condado de visita de informacion Denton)