The 2021 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 1st. The slate of offices includes Councilmembers to represent At-Large, District 1, District 3 and District 5. All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the At-Large position. Registered voters residing in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.
The 2021 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 1st. Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Councilmember At Large, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 5 for the upcoming two-year term.
The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 13th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12th. Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.
City qualifications for candidacy include:
Resident of the State of Texas for one year;
Resident of the City and district for six months; and
Hold no other public office.
All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Councilmember At Large. Residents of Districts 1, 3, and 5 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 1, 2021 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 1st election. Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.
Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-8683. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017. Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.
Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).
Official Election Results
COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2
Election Day Votes
Runoff Election Announced
A runoff election between candidates Don McBurnett (incumbent) and Misty Bains has been scheduled with early voting set to begin Monday, November 23rd and continue to December 4th. Election day will be Tuesday, December 8th.
Early Voting Dates
November 23rd – November 25th (Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 28th (Saturday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 29th (Sunday)
1 PM to 6 PM
November 30th – December 2nd (Monday through Wednesday)
The 2020 City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
On Election Day, registered voters now have the opportunity to vote at any Vote Center located in Dallas County. Vote Centers allow voters to vote conveniently during early voting and on election day no matter where you are in Dallas County.
EXTENDED HOURS SCHEDULE TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL IN OUR OFFICE
HORARIO EXTENDIDO PARA ENTREGAR SU BOLETA POR CORREO EN NUESTRA OFICINA
Bajo la proclamación de emergencia del Gobernador, los votantes pueden:
Entregar personalmente la boleta marcada al Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Dallas, 1520 Round Table Drive, Dallas, TX. Las boletas pueden entregarse personalmente durante las horas de operación del Departamento de Elecciones desde ahora hasta el Día de las elecciones (3 de Noviembre).
DALLAS, Texas – The General/Joint (Presidential) Election will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to register to vote for this election is Monday, October 5, 2020. The Dallas County Elections Department (DCED) must receive all applications no later than Monday-October 5, 2020. Anyone not registered by the deadline, will not be able to vote in the Presidential Election.
In order to accept any last minute registrations, the DCED will be open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight on Monday, October 5.
Dallas County Elections Department is asking all citizens, groups, business and community partners to encourage all eligible individuals to register to vote for this election.
On Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5, DCED will join forces with the Dallas Mavericks, Univision and Dallas Morning News to hold two separate mobile voter registration activities. Applicants can register to vote and update their information without having to get out of their car. Individuals can remain in their car while they fill out their voter registration application having a contactless experience.
Voter Registration Drive-Thrus
Sunday – October 4th, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Health and Human Services Parking Lot 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207
Monday – October 5th, 2020 8:00 am–Midnight Dallas County Elections Department 1520 Round Table Drive Dallas, TX 75247
To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:
A United States citizen;
A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
At least 18 years old on Election Day;
Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;
Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
The 2020 City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 18, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas signed a proclamation suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Water Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the May 2, 2020 uniform election date to postpone their elections to the November 3, 2020, uniform election date.
The City of Duncanville issued a shelter-in-place order on March 23, 2020, and given the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there is uncertainty of whether a shelter-in-place extension will be ordered. If the election is not moved to November 3, 2020 the city may be putting the election at risk due to voters not being able to exercise their right to vote.
On March 31, 2020 City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-009R postponing the May 2nd General Election to November 3, 2020. Postponing the election to November 3, 2020 does not reopen candidate filings.
On March 31, 2020 the City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-025 ordering a cancellation of the Joint Election on May 2, 2020 and declaring the election unopposed candidates for Mayor and Councilmember from District 4 of the City Council of the City of Duncanville, Texas for a two-year term. Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Councilmember Mark D. Cooks representing District 4 will be sworn into office on May 5, 2020 by City Secretary Kristin Downs.
Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.