City of Fredericksburg Elections
Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg City Secretary’s Election page. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.
City Secretary’s Office Election Role
The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for managing and conducting the City of Fredericksburg’s municipal elections. The Office is also responsible for providing local candidates, local officeholders, and specific-purpose committees access to applications, forms, deadlines, reports and other documents related to election information. The Office is also responsible for meeting all legal requirements and notifying voters of upcoming elections. The City may contract a particular election with the Gillespie County Election Administrator to conduct election voting, but the authority with whom required election documents are filed and required notices remain with the City Secretary’s Office. The Office also preserves the required documents in accordance with the State of Texas Library and Archive Commission Retention Schedule.
All other elections within Gillespie County are handled by the County Election Administrator,
City of Fredericksburg May 6, 2023, General Election
List of Candidates who have filed so far for the May 6, 2023, General Election. For more information, please see the Get to Kow the Candidates tab to the left.
|Description||Deadline or Timeframe|
|Deadline to post candidate requirements.||Friday, May 6, 2022|
|Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline||Monday, December 19, 2022|
|First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).||Sunday, January 1, 2023|
|First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (see tab "Get to Know the Candidates and the Required Filings")||Wednesday, January 18, 2023|
|Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure||Friday, February 17, 2023|
|Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot||Friday, February 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.|
|Drawing for Place on the Ballot||Monday, February 27, 2023|
|Last Day to Register to Vote||Thursday, April 6, 2023|
|First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance||Monday, 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 Appearance||Tuesday, May 2, 2023|
|Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail||Saturday, 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)|
For additional questions contact Shelley Goodwin, City Secretary /Early Voting Clerk
(830) 997-7521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
126 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Candidate Forms (the City Secretary has a Candidate Packet available in her office).
See the Register to Vote tab.
Future City Election Dates
- Mayor and two City Council positions - May 4, 2024
There are several rules regarding political advertising and political signs. Below are the different rules and regulations that candidates and specific-purpose committees must follow.
City of Fredericksburg Charter (click here)
Gillespie County Election Department (Federal, State, and County Elections (click here)
Secretary of State ((click here)
Texas Department of Transportation (click here)
Texas Ethics Commission (click here)