Special Election Information
Special Election November 7, 2023 - Proposed City Charter Amendments
On August 15, 2023, City Council approved Ordinance No. 23-21 ordering a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for the purpose of submitting to qualified voters of the city several charter amendments. The city charter is the fundamental governing document for the city and outlines certain authorities and restrictions the city has over municipal affairs.
The ordinance and proposed charter changes can be found at the following links:
- Ordinance Ordering a Special Election(English/Spanish combined)
- Notice of Special Charter Amendment Election
- Proposed Charter Changes
Election Day Vote Centers
General Election May 4, 2024
Elected Officers & Candidacy Requirements
- Secretary of State Form AW 1-15 Internet Posting Requirement - City Council Terms of Office and 2024 Election Year Qualifications for Office
City Council Elections
City elections are held every May. In odd-numbered years, Places 2, 4, and 6 and the Mayor positions are up for election. In even-numbered years, Places 1, 3, and 5 positions are up for election. The City Charter, Article V (PDF) sets out the provisions for filing for office. City Council members are elected for staggered 2-year terms. While the City Council is elected by place number, the number is for candidacy purposes only, and each member represents the entire population of Forney.
Kaufman County Elections Office
The City contracts with the Kaufman County Elections Office to conduct our elections.
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