Welcome to the City of Selma Elections page. The information provided below is to guide potential candidates and registered voters through the election process.
City of Selma General Elections are held annually on the first Saturday in May and are conducted and publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The City of Selma Special Elections, to reauthorize the local sales and use tax, are held every four years. The next Special Election will be held on May 4, 2024. You must be a resident of the City of Selma and a registered voter by the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in City Elections.
City Secretary's Role
The City Secretary is responsible for conducting the City of Selma's municipal elections. The City of Selma contracts with the Guadalupe County Elections Administrator to conduct and oversee its elections; however, the authority with whom required election documents are filed, and required notices are posted, remain with the City Secretary. The City Secretary is responsible for providing applications, forms, notices of deadlines, and other election-related documents. All documents received by the City Secretary are considered open records and will be viewed as such by reporters and opponents alike. The City Secretary preserves all documents in accordance with the State of Texas Library and Archive Commission Retention Schedule.
The City Secretary's Office serves as your filing authority and must maintain neutrality in the electoral process. It is the duty of the candidate to become familiar with the laws applicable to campaigns for office. Please call the Texas Ethics Commission at (512) 463-5800 or visit their website for any questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions, or expenditures. Should you have any questions about election law, please call the Texas Secretary of State at 800-252-8683 or 512-463-5650, or visit their website.
Councilmember Seats and Terms
The City of Selma is a type A general-law municipality composed of a Mayor and five Council members. The Mayor and Council are elected at-large and represent the entire community.
Tom Daly, Mayor **
Noah Washington Jr., Councilmember Place 2 **
Becky Harris, Councilmember Place 3 **
Kevin Hadas, Councilmember Place 4 *
Jim Parma, Councilmember Place 5 *
Ken Polasek, Councilmember Place 6 *
*Term Expires May 2021 **Term Expires May 2022
City of Selma General Election – May 1, 2021
The next scheduled General Election for the City of Selma will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The purpose of the election is to elect Councilmembers to Place 4, Place 5, and Place 6 to serve two-year terms.
The City Secretary's Office will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for any of the above-referenced places during the filing period designated by state law, as shown below. During the filing period, the City Secretary's Office will receive completed and notarized applications at the City of Selma Municipal Complex, located at 9375 Corporate Dr. Selma, Texas 78154, during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding City holidays. Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on February 12, 2021.
Filing Period for the May 1, 2021 General Election
|First Day to File for Place on the Ballot:
(108th day before Election)
| January 13, 2021
|Last Day to File for Place on the Ballot:
(78th day before Election)
|February 12, 2021|
If you are interested in running for office, please contact the City Secretary's Office at (210) 651-7858.
Notices and Documents
- Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot
- Order of Election
- Orden de Eleccion Especial
- Resolution No. 021121
- May 1, 2021 Election Calendar
Polling Location(s) and Times
All polling location(s) and times will be determined by the Guadalupe County Elections Administrator. View the Guadalupe County Election Page for more information.