Tyler May 2017 City Council Candidates

Unofficial Votes


District 1,  Central -   

Linda Sellers - Incumbent

District 3, N. West

Ed Moore - Incumbent

District 5, East

Alan Lizarraga - 222 Votes

Bob Westbrook - 621 Votes

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;

  •  Not be in arrears in the payment of taxes or any other liabilities to said 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.

2017 Election Calendar

First Day to file for place on ballot Jan. 18, 2017

Last Day to file for place on general election ballot (Districts 1, 3 and 5) February 17, 2017     

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail March 22, 2017

Last Day to Register to Vote April 6, 2017

First Day of Early Voting April 24, 2017

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by April 25, 2017(received not postmarked)

Last Day of Early Voting May 2, 2017

Election Day May 6, 2017

Election Returns may be canvassed between May 9-17, 2017

2017 Voting Locations

Early Voting:      

304 E. Ferguson St., Tyler, TX

April 24 - May 2 vote from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 1 & 2, 2017 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm)

Election Day: TBD

Saturday May 6th
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1st Church of the Nazarene – 3700 Old Bullard Rd, Tyler
Heritage Building – 1900 W Bellwood Rd., Tyler
Boulter Middle School – 2926 Garden Valley Rd., Tyler
Rose Heights Church of God – 2120 Old Omen Rd., Tyler
Shiloh Pines Mobile Home Community – 2525 Shiloh Rd., Tyler
Broadway Church of Christ – 100 Cumberland Rd., Tyler
Three Lakes Middle School- 2445 Three Lakes Pkwy, Tyler
The HUB- 304 E Ferguson Ave, Tyler
Flint Baptist Church – 11131 FM 2968, Flint

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