February 6 was officially the first day to file to run for office in the City of Rockwall General Election on May 12. City Council places 2, 4 and 6 will be on the ballot.
Council Members Cliff Sevier (Place 4) and Margo Nielsen (Place 6) have both served the allowable number of terms under the City Charter and are therefore not eligible to run in their current positions. Council Member Mark Russo (Place 2) has announced he will run for an additional two-year term.
The last day for candidates to file for a place on the ballot is March 5 at 5 p.m.
Informational packets are available from and paperwork must be filed with the City Secretary’s office on the third floor of City Hall, 385 South Goliad St. Candidate packets may also be requested on the City Secretary’s web page at http://www.rockwall.com/citysecretary.
The city election will be administered by the Rockwall County Elections Administrator, and more extensive election related information will be available on the county’s web site at http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/elections.
Early voting will be held April 30 thru May 8 at the Rockwall County Elections office on the downtown square at 107 E. Kaufman. Election-day voting is May 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Utley Middle School.
Applications for ballots by mail must be requested from and mailed to the Rockwall County Elections Administrators Office, Attn: Glenda Denton, 107 E. Kaufman, Rockwall TX 75087. Applications must be received no later than the close of business on May 4.
Voter Registration Cards
As a result of ongoing redistricting litigation, the mailing of new voter registration certificates is delayed. The expiration of your old voter registration certificate on 12/31/2011 does not invalidate your voter registration.
- If you do not have any changes to your voter registration (i.e., you haven’t moved or changed your name), no action is needed at this time.
- If you remain in your county of registration but have changed your residence address or name, you will need to submit your updated information to your county voter registrar and your new voter registration certificate will be mailed to you from your county voter registrar.
- If you have changed your residence address to a new county, you will need to submit a new voter registration application no later than the 30th day before Election Day.
- If you have any additional questions, please contact the Rockwall County Elections office at 972-204-6200.
Once the court approves interim redistricting maps and all Texas counties have the opportunity to finalize precinct lines, the Secretary of State will notify Rockwall County and we will begin to issue new voter registration certificates.