Election Information

The May 1, 2021, General Election will be held jointly thru the Brazoria County Elections Office. Vote Centers will be located throughout Brazoria County with a Manvel Vote Center location at 7313 Corporate Drive, Manvel Tx.  Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 13 to February 12, 2021. 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).

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.

Elimination of Straight-Party Voting - Effective 9/1/2020 - View Here

May 2, 2020 General Election POSTPONED for November 3, 2020

(On March 18, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their May 2, 2020, elections to November 3, 2020.)

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.

Important Dates

The first day to file an application for Place on Ballot, for Mayor, City Council Place #3 and City Council Place #5, in the May 2, 2020 General Election will be January 15, 2020; the last day to file an application for Place on Ballot will be February 14, 2020.

May 2, 2020 Election Filing Packet

The election on May 2, 2020, will be for the seat of  Mayor, City Council Place #3 and City Council Place #5.  The elected officials shall hold their office for a period of three (3) years from May 2020 to May 2023.  All officials are elected at large.

Voting in Texas

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

Required Identification

Voters will be required to show 1 of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before being permitted to cast a vote:
  • Texas Driver's License
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License
  • United States Military Identification Card with holder's photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate with holder's photograph
  • United States Passport
Visit the Texas Secretary of State's website for more information regarding changes to Texas State Law that requires photo identification for all voters.


Notice of Filing Status for the May 2, 2020 General Election-Click Here to View