Election Information

May 6, 2023 City of Manvel General Election Information

Candidate Positions up for Election:

  • Mayor
  • City Council Place #3
  • City Council Place #5

Voting Schedule:

Early Voting

  • April 24-28, 2023 – Early Voting – 8AM-5PM at Vote Center Locations
  • May 2 & 3, 2023 – Early Voting – 7AM-7PM at Vote Center Locations

Election Day

May 6, 2023 - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Vote Center Locations

Voting Location:

Early Voting


Election Day


Election Notices

Important 2023 Election Dates:       

  • December 19, 2022 - Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline
  • January 1, 2023 – First day to apply for a ballot by mail
  • January 18, 2023 – First day to file for a place on the General Election ballot
  • February 17, 2023 – Last day to file for a place on the General Election ballot and Last day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure
  • April 6, 2023 – Last Day to register to vote
  • April 26, 2023 – Last Day to apply for ballot by mail (Received, not postmarked)
  • April 24-28, 2023 – Early Voting – 8AM-5PM at Vote Center Locations
  • May 2 & 3, 2023 – Early Voting – 7AM-7PM at Vote Center Locations
  • May 6, 2023 Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail (by 7:00 p.m. if envelope NOT postmarked); May 8, 2023   Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail (by 5:00 p.m. if envelope IS postmarked)
  • May 6, 2023 – Election Day at Vote Center Locations

First Steps -  A Candidate GuideView Here  

 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.

 Candidate Packets;

Election Schedule - Important Dates

Required ActionDate of Deadline
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Uniform Election Date
Deadline to post candidate requirementsFriday, May 6, 2022
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline Monday, December 19, 2022 for local political subdivisions 
First Day to Apply for Ballot by MailWednesday, January 1, 2023*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 17, 2023
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
See note below relating to four-year terms3
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 6, 2023
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 24, 2023  
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, May 23, 2023
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 6, 2023 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 8, 2023 (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)

Contact Us

  1. Photo of the waist up of Tammy Bell.

    Tammy Bell

    City Secretary

    Alyssa Deaton

    Assistant City Secretary

    Physical Address
    20031 Highway 6
    Manvel, TX 77578 


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 187
    Manvel, TX 77578
    Phone: 281-489-0630, (Ext 6)
    Direct: 832-336-4064 
    Fax: 281-489-0634

    Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Friday, 7:30 am - 11:30 am

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.

Voting in Texas

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

Required Identification

Acceptable Forms of ID


Election Identifications Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters

The Texas Election Code 631(b) requires a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates. Please click on the links below for additional information and the application form.

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters

Application for Texas Election Certificate (DL-14C)

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

Are You Registered to Vote?

Visit the Texas Secretary of State's Office to find out, or to register.

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 the date of filing + 2 years (Per section 254.040 of Texas Election Code), and therefore only those reports in effect are shown below.

Debra Davison
Dan Davis
Jerome Hudson
Ed Perry
Harry Opliger
Report 2017-01 to 2017-04
Report 2019-01-2019-03 
Report 2016-03-2016-04Report 2020-02-2020-06
Report 2022-04-29
Amend 2017-01 to 2017-04
Report 2019-07-2020-01
Report 2016-04-2016-06Report 2020-07-2020-09

Report 2017-04 to 2017-07Report 2020-01-2020-07Report 2016-07-2016-12Report 2020-09-2020-10

Report 2017-07 to 2017-12Report 2020-07-2021-01Report 2017-01-2017-06Report 2022-04-29
Report 2018-07 to 2019-01Report 2021-07-FINAL
Report 2018-01-2018-06

Report 2019-01 to 2019-07

Report 2019-07 to 2020-01

Report 2020-07 to 2021-01