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 Mayor and City Council are elected for two three-year terms.  The election for the City of Freeport is held annually on the first Saturday in May.  All agendas and minutes are publicly posted online.

  • Public Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline: Monday, December 14, 2020 (30 days before the first day to file for a place on the ballot) Notice

ATTENTION      --      ATTENTION      --      ATTENTION

City Council to Correct Ordinance Calling May 1 Election

The deadline for filing for office for Council person for Wards B and D and Mayor is Friday February 12, 2021 at 5p.m.  At the January 19 City Council meeting, council adopted an ordinance calling for the election on May 1. During the meeting Mayor Bass amended the Ordinance, mistakenly setting the deadline for filing for office as March 1st.  According to state law which governs local elections held on the uniform election date, the deadline for filing is set as February 12 and may not be changed.  

In making his calculations for the deadline, Mayor Bass inadvertently used language from an old ordinance to calculate the date.  “It was my intention to be as accurate as possible in making the amendment, but was mistaken in doing so in that way”, Mayor Bass said. Even though the ordinance was amended incorrectly at the meeting, ALL dates and notices for the upcoming election have been accurately posted in a timely manner dating back to the first legal posting on December 14,2020

Mayor Bass has requested a special City Council meeting on January 25th to correct the ordinance.

  • First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA): Wednesday, January 1, 2021 
  • First day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (30th day before the filing deadline)
  • Last day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm (78th day before election day)
  • Last day to File a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (74th day before election day)
  • Conduct Ballot Position Drawing: Monday, February 18, 2021 10:00 am (68th day before election day) Notice
  • Last Day to Register to Vote: Thursday, April 1, 2021 (30th day before election day)
  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Monday, April 19, 2021  (12th day before election day)
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (11th day before election day)
  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Tuesday, April 27, 2021  (4th day before election day)
  • Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail: Saturday, May 1, 2021 (Election Day) at 7:00 pm (except overseas or military voters)

Election Day Information:

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Freeport Library
410 North Brazosport Blvd.
Freeport, Texas 77541

Contact Information for City of Freeport:

City of Freeport
200 West 2nd Street
Freeport, Texas 77541
Phone: 979-233-3526
City Secretary Email:

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