Overview: City Council elections are conducted on the first Saturday in May of each year. Two Council Member positions, one from the east ward and one from the west ward are up for election every year and the Mayor position runs every third year. All members of the City Council and the Mayor are elected for three-year terms and there are no term limits.  

Información de elección - La versión española disponible sobre la petición.

GENERAL ELECTION on May 4, 2024  

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at City Hall. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by State statute and will run from January 17 - February 16, 2024. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019). This election will be for one Council Member for the East Ward and one Council Member for the West Ward. A complete 2024 General Election Application Packet may be viewed here. 2024 General Election - Candidate Application Packet (PDF) Once you have submitted an application for a place on the ballot or declared as a write-in candidate, the City Secretary will provide a link to the Candidate Packet. (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019) 

Filing requirements and candidate qualifications are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml, and those may be viewed on this page.
 Per the Sec. of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:
-  in person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall; 
by mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
by fax or email - "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of Rockdale does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."

En Español

Para registrarse para votar, encuentre las fechas de eleccion proximas, y respuestas a preguntas hechas con frecuencia, por favor visite la pagina de votante especial en VoteTexas.gov. Para informacion general adicional, por favor visite www.SoS.State.TX.US.

Election Notices and General Information  

2024 General Election Internet Posting Requirement (PDF)
Notice of deadline for filing applications for the ballot 2024 (PDF)
Notice of Polling Places in Milam County (form TBD)
Notice of Required Identification (PDF)
Photo ID Required (PDF):Texas Secretary of State poster
Ordinance Calling General Election for May 4, 2024
First Steps (PDF) for Candidates Running for a City Office  
Notice of Drawing for Name on Ballot for May 4, 2024 General Election

A list of current Council Members is available by clicking here.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE:  Per the City Charter, Article III City Council, Section 3.02 Qualifications.  On the day prior to the date of the scheduled election to be held for such office, the mayor and councilmembers shall: (i) be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; (ii) be citizens of the United States; (iii) be qualified voters of the city; (iv) have been residents of the State of Texas for at least twelve consecutive months; (v) have been residents of the city and the district for which they seek election, or an area having been annexed into the city and/or the district, for at least twelve (12) consecutive months; (vi) not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the city; and (vii) meet the other qualifications for eligibility set forth in the Texas Election Code. No city employee shall be eligible to file for election as a member of the council. Also, no candidate for or member of the council shall hold any other elective public office.

West Ward                                                                      East Ward
 Johnathan Young                                                           Scott Starnes
Bradley Caffey                                                                                       


Election Map

View a map (PDF) of the City of Rockdale East and West wards.
View a copy of the Milam County Voting Precincts map.

Bond or Sales Tax Elections

Bond or sales tax elections are held either on the first Saturday in May or on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No bond or sales tax election is being planned at this time.

Election Division Contact Information   

Questions/comments regarding City elections should be directed to the City Secretary’s office:  
Rockdale City Hall, 505 West Cameron Avenue, Post Office Box 586, Rockdale, Texas 76567;
by phone at 512-446-2511; or by email to City Secretary .  

More Information

To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas.gov.  For additional general information, please visit the Secretary of Sate's website.

Results and Voting Rosters from Elections for May 6, 2023

Unofficial Cumulative Results Report

RESULTS and VOTING ROSTERS from Elections on May 7, 2022 

Official Results (PDF)   

Note: To see copies of voting rosters no longer listed on this page, go to E-Services, then Archive Center, then Elections.