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Tyler May 2019 City Council Candidates

Unofficial Votes

 District 1, Central   - Incumbent Linda Sellers 

District 3 N. West Dalila Reynoso  - 135 Votes

                                    Shirley J. McKellar - 235 Votes

                                    Pamela Phoenix  - 173 Votes

District 5, East - Incumbent Bob Westbrook

Special Election

District 6, South - Criss Sudduth


Tyler City Council elections are held in May of each year. The election for Mayor and Council Districts 2, 4, and 6 are held on even numbered years. The election for Council Districts 1, 3, and 5 are held on odd numbered years. All candidates for Tyler City Council elections must register with the City Clerk's Office and meet the following requirements, as set forth in the City Charter:

 Qualifications of Council candidates and Councilmembers

 Each Council candidate and Councilmember shall, in addition to the other qualifications prescribed by law at the time of election

  • Be a qualified voter in the City;

  • Be a resident of the district from which election is sought for at least six months prior to the election;

  • Continue to reside in that district while representing it.

The City Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of Tyler City Hall, 212 N. Bonner. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Mayor and Council members serve two-year terms, with a term limit of three consecutive terms. They are not paid for their service to the citizens of Tyler.

Tyler residents must be registered voters to participate in the City Council election. Voter registration is handled through the Smith County Voter Registration Office. For more information about who may vote in Texas please view A Guide to Voter Registration published by the Office of the Secretary of State, or call the Smith County Voter Registration Office at 903-590-4777.


First Day to file for place on ballot Jan. 16, 2019

Last Day to file for place on general election ballot (Districts 1, 3 and 5) February 15, 2019     

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail March 20, 2019

Last Day to Register to Vote April 4, 2019

First Day of Early Voting April 22, 2019

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail, April 23, 2019 (received not postmarked)

Last Day of Early Voting April 30, 2019

Election Day May 4, 2019

Election Returns may be canvassed between May 7-15, 2019

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 2039, Tyler, TX, 75710
(903) 531-1100

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