Election Information


First Steps -  A Candidate Guide - View Here



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.


Notice of Deadline to File an Application

for a Place on the 5-1-2021 Ballot - View  Here

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





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 #1 and City Council Place #2, in the May 1, 2021 General Election will be January 13, 2021; the last day to file an application for Place on Ballot will be February 12, 2021.


May 1, 2021 Election Filing Packet


The election on May 1, 2021, will be for the seat of City Council Place #1 and City Council Place #2.  The elected officials shall hold their office for a period of three (3) years from May 2021 to May 2024.  All officials are elected at large.

CANDIDATE PACKETS


May 1, 2021 Election Filing Packet #1 - View Here
May 1, 2021 Election Packet #2 (after filing) - View Here





Voting in Texas


Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs 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.

More Information


WHO IS RUNNING 2021

Notice of Filing Status for the May 1, 2021 General Election - Click Here to View

Campaign Finance Reports


Candidates who do not choose the Modified Reporting Declaration option are required by state law to file semi-annual campaign finance reports (Form C/OH) with the City Clerk’s office. These reports are due January 15th and July 15th of each year, and reporting requirements end when a candidate has filed a final report with the City Clerk. Retention for semi-annual reports is date of filing + 2 years (Per section 254.040 of Texas Election Code), and therefore only those reports in effect are shown below.