City Elections 2023
2023 General Election

The regular scheduled 2023 General Election will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 to elect Mayor At-Large, Councilmember District Two, Councilmember District Three, and Councilmemeber At-Large for two year terms.

Applications for a place on ballot for the General Election  May 6, 2023 will be available on Wednesday, January 18, 2023  last day to file and application for place on ballot will be Friday, February 17, 2023.



Early Voting will be held April 24, 2023. More information on Early Voting polling places and times will be posted as determined.


Election Day Voting will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting by sick or disabled voters at main early voting place, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., where electronic voting systems are usedj at precince polling place.


1. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;

2. Must have resided within the city and the territory from which the offiice elected for at least twelve (12) months immediately preciding Election Day;

3. Meet all other eligibility requirement of the Texas Election Code TexasElection Code (Title 9, Chapter 141)

Candidates are strongly encouraged to obtain a candidate packet to file application by February 17, 2023 by 5:00 PM.

*These forms are available on the Secretary of State website, but the full Candidate Packet (recommended) is obtained from the City Secretary.

**The filing period begins on the 108th day prior to the election date and ends on the 78th day at 5 p.m. prior to the election date.

                                                                                                                                               SECRETARY OF STATE 

The Forms, Resources and Legal Library page is to provide a virtual Elections Law Library. You can click link to Election Forms, Elections Law Opinions, the Texas Code, retrieve background on all United States Department of Justice (DOJ) submissions, and other relevant election information 

Canidate Forms avaibale both English and Spanish

Texas Ethics Commission 

Form Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate http://

Instructions http://

Code of Fair Campaign Practices http://

Form Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report http://

Instructions http://

City Elections

The City Secretary Serves as the election official for the City of Gilmer Municipal Elections. The City of Gilmer partners with Upshur County to adminisiter elections and tabulate ballots and will be conducted according with the Texas Election Code. Please contact the City Secretary’s Office for info regarding municipal elections like City Council or City initiated ballot items.

For Information about County, State, and Federal elections, please contact the county elections office

Upshur County Court House, 2nd Floor
100 West Tyler
Gilmer, Texas 75644

City Secretary’s Office
110 Buffalo
Gilmer, Texas 75644

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 760
Gilmer, TX 75644

Business Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday- Friday