The following information is specific to City of Gainesville Municipal Elections, not those conducted by Cooke County.For information on elections conducted by Cooke County, view the Cooke County Election Information webpage.
The City Secretary Performs All Duties Related to Municipal Elections.
The first Saturday in May is the Uniform Election date for the City’s General Election of City officials in Gainesville, Texas.
The Gainesville City Charter provides for election of six council members, a mayor, and a municipal judge. The six council members are elected by the qualified voters in six city wards. The mayor and municipal judge are elected at large by the qualified voters in all six wards of the city. All members, including mayor and municipal judge, serve two-year terms.
In even numbered years, the municipal judge is elected at large, and council members are elected in Ward 3, Ward 5, and Ward 6.
In odd numbered years, the mayor is elected at large, and council members are elected in Ward 1, Ward 2, and Ward 4.