Elections

General Information

The City of Seguin is a Council/City Manager form of government. Council members are elected by the registered voters of Seguin in their respective districts and the Mayor is elected at large. The City is governed under a Single Member District form of government and divided into 8 Districts, with 1 Council Member representing each district. Each Council Member and Mayor serves a four-year term and all members are limited to no more than two consecutive terms.

Seguin City Council Members include:

  • Mayor Donna Dodgen (1st term November 2020 to November 2024)
  • District 1 - Joe Rea (1st term November 2020 to November 2024)
  • District 2 - Sonia Mendez (1st term November 2020 to November 2024)
  • District 3 - Jim Lievens (1st term November 2022 to November 2026)
  • District 4 - Chris Rangel (2nd term November 2020 to November 2024)
  • District 5 - Paul Gaytan (1st term November 2022 to November 2026)
  • District 6 - Monica Napier Carter (1st term November 2020 to November 2024)
  • District 7 - Jason Biesenbach (1st term November 2022 to November 2026)
  • District 8 - Bill Keller (1st term January 2023 to November 2026)

City of Seguin Elections

Persons can obtain an application for place on the municipal ballot from:

City Secretary
City of Seguin
205 N. River Street
Seguin, Texas 78155

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm or you may obtain the forms from the Texas Secretary of State website and submit the application to the City Secretary’s office.  The uniform election date for the City of Seguin is the first Tuesday of November, per City Charter.

Standard Eligibility Requirements for Public Office

According to Election Code Section 141.001(a), a candidate must:

  • Be a United State Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the disabilities
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory as applicable, for 6 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot
  • Satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office

The deadline for filing for candidacy is subject to the State Election Code, but currently is 5 pm on the 78th day before Election Day.

City of Seguin Home Rule Charter Requirements

  • Shall be a resident citizen of the City of Seguin
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Qualified voter of the State of Texas
  • Mayor shall have been a resident citizen of the City of Seguin for a period of not less than twelve months immediately prior to election day
  • Council Members shall be a resident citizen of the City of Seguin and the district from which he or she is elected for a period of not less than six months immediately prior to election day

Qualified Voter

A qualified voter is defined as a registered voter who meets all other requirements for voting. A registration becomes effective on the 30th day after the day the application is submitted to the registrar or on the date the applicant becomes 18 years old, whichever is later.

According to Election Code Section 11.001 and 11.002, a person meets the age requirement for voting on the day before his/her 18th birthday. A qualified voter must be:

  • 18 years of age or older on the election day
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Not disqualified as mentally incompetent
  • Not disqualified as a convicted felon
  • Resident of the state on the day of the election
  • A registered voter on the day the application for the ballot is due

Find out how to become a registered voter.

Texas voters must show a photo ID to vote in elections in Texas. Find out more information about the Voter ID law.

To find out what City Council District you live in, use the City Services GIS Application and search by address to find your district and council representative or view the Check your district (PDF).

Voting locations for municipal elections:

November 5, 2024 Election Information

Candidates may run for the following districts/offices:

  • Council District 1
  • Council District 2
  • Council District 4
  • Council District 6

Notice of Election Filing

The first day to file for the November 2024 Election is Saturday, July 20, 2024.

The City of Seguin City Secretary’s office will be open for filing ~
Location:  205 N. River Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM

The last day to file for the November 2024 Election is Monday, August 19, 2024 by 5 pm.

If you have any questions, please call the City Secretary’s office at 830-401-2468 or email kmueller@seguintexas.gov