February 2, 2021 - Special Election/  fill an unexpired term - mayor & Councilmember place 7 - Information 

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and Monday, November 23, 2020, respectively, the DeSoto City Council approved an ordinance calling for a Special Election to be held on February 2, 2021, to fill an unexpired term for Mayor, Place 1  and Councilmember Place 7 on the City Council.


The filing period for DeSoto residents interested in filing for a place on the ballot is as follows: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 through Wednesday, December 2, 2020.   Applications for Mayor and Councilmember Place 7 will not be accepted after Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5pm sharp.  Early voting is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and continue through Friday, January 29, 2021.  


According to the City Charter, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Qualified Voter of the State of Texas
  • Shall be at least 18 years of age
  • Shall have resided for at least 1 year as of the deadline for filing for office within the council-represented district to which he or she seeks election, except for Mayor who may be a resident of any district of the City
  • Shall continuously reside within the district from which he or she was elected during the person's term of office, except for the Mayor, who may reside in any area of the City

If you are interested in filing for a place on the ballot, you may request (via email) a Candidate Guide from the City Secretary at kmorris@desototexas.gov.  Please include your full name, full address, email address, and contact telephone number.  In your request, please indicate if you would like the Candidate Guide emailed or printed for pick up at City Hall.


If you have any questions, please contact Kisha Morris-Perkins, City Secretary, at 972-230-9646 or kmorris@desototexas.gov