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General Elections

The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas.

The City of Sanctuary general elections are held annually on uniform dates as prescribed by the Texas Secretary of State. Items listed on general election ballots for consideration could include Council positions, Charter amendments, Capital Improvement Projects, and bond items. Election ballots may also include county, school district, and state propositions.


The Sanctuary City Council is composed of a mayor and five council members, all elected at-large for two-year terms by qualified voters within the city limits of Sanctuary. The mayor and council places 2 and 4 are elected in even numbered years and council places 1, 3 and 5 are elected in odd number years (unless there are resignations in other positions).

For the May 4, 2024 Elections the following places were unopposed and Officers were sworn in on May 7, 2024 for 2 year terms:

Mayor Mark Sommers
Place 2 Alderman Gil Valdez
Place 4 Alderman Nancy Cozad


All the election notices will be posted on the outside bulletin board at Sanctuary City Hall, located at 1920 Berkeley Dr. Azle Texas 76020. This is the official posting location for all the Election notices. The notices will also be posted to the City’s website as well as in the Tri County Reporter newspaper.

May 04, 2024 - General Election

Location of Early Voting will be announced at a later time.


The first day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot is Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

The Last day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot will be Friday, February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information regarding city elections, an application to be on the ballot, or voting procedures, please contact the city secretary’s office at 817-221-6016 or email us at [email protected]