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.  

City of Fredericksburg May 7, 2022 General Election

 DescriptionDeadline or Timeframe
Deadline to post candidate requirements (Required Notice)Friday, May 7, 2021
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Required Notice)Monday, December 20, 2021 
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).Saturday, January 1, 2022

City of Fredericksburg Candidate Orientation at 2 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room (attendance is not required to run and anyone can attend).Tuesday, January 4, 2022
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a MeasureFriday, February 18, 2022 
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 7, 2022 
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 25, 2022  
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, May 3, 2022 
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (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 

                                                                                              (830)997-7521 or 

                                                                                   126 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

For Federal, State, and County Elections see Gillespie County Election Administrators website.

Register to Vote

See the Register to Vote tab.

Future Uniform Election Dates

More information

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 (click here)

Texas Department of Transportation (click here)

Texas Ethics Commission (click here)