Elections (Elecciones)

THE FOLLOWING IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH HB 305: 

Contact Information

City of Kennedale
405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060
For questions regarding elections, email City Hall or call 817-985-2105.

The next General Election for the City of Kennedale will be Saturday, May 2, 2020. The offices of Mayor, City Council Place 2, and City Council Place 4 will appear on the ballot. The first day to file for a place on the May 2, 2020 ballot is Wednesday, January 15, 2020; and the deadline to file for a place on the ballot is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020. Applications for a Place on the Ballot can be found in the Candidate Packet (once available) and filed with the City Secretary's Office (in City Hall, 405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060). There is no filing fee.

View Important 2020 Election Dates (Secretary of State)

The polling place for City of Kennedale Elections is the Community Center in the Kennedale Public Library (316 W 3rd Street, Kennedale, TX 76060).

View the current Mayor and Council

View the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy

View notices and records of meetings

General Election Information

  • Council Places 1, 3, and 5 are elected in May of odd-numbered years; the Mayor and Council Places 2 and 4  in May of even-numbered years
  • The polling place for City of Kennedale Elections is the Community Center in the Kennedale Public Library (316 W 3rd Street, Kennedale, TX 76060).
  • The City Secretary's Office is responsible for overseeing municipal elections including serving as the contract administrator for election services through Tarrant County Elections, receiving all required candidate filings (including campaign finance reports), and conducting a drawing for the order in which names will appear on the ballot.

Voting Schedule for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Republican and Democrat Primary Elections

February 18Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 19
Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 20
Thursday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 21
Friday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 22
Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 23
Sunday11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
February 24
Monday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 25
Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 26
Wednesday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 27
Thursday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 28
Friday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ELECTION DAY:
March 3, 2020
Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Voting Schedule for Saturday, May 2, 2020 Entity Elections: Mayor and City Council Places 2 & 4

April 20Monday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 21Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 22Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 23Thursday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 24Friday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 25Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 26Sunday11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 27Monday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 28Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ELECTION DAY:
May 2, 2020
Saturday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At the May 4, 2019 Election, voters approved three amendments to the Charter, which are currently being codified.  When that process is complete, the updated Charter will be published online.

PROPOSITION A – Vacancies for Three Year Terms
Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to delete Section 3.06(a)(1) regarding filling vacancies for three (3) year terms as unnecessary, because the charter only provides for two (2) year terms?

PROPOSITION B – Indebtedness
Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to revise Section 6.05 regarding the issuance of indebtedness by retaining the first sentence thereof (which authorizes the City to issue all forms of indebtedness permitted by state law), retaining the existing additional authority to enter into short term borrowings (less than one year), and deleting all other provisions thereof since they are otherwise provided by state law?

PROPOSITION C – Initiative, Referendum and Recall
Shall the Kennedale Home Rule Charter be amended to revise Article XI by increasing the signature requirements for initiative, referendum and recall to thirty percent (30%) of the votes cast in the last regular election but not less than five hundred (500) by amending Section 11.01; and to allow for a public hearing prior to calling a recall election by amending Section 11.03?


Governance Model

As a home rule city, Kennedale enjoys the full power of local self-government (Local Government Code, §51.072). The governmental structure and division of power are established in the City's Home Rule Charter, which was written in 1997 and adopted by election on January 17, 1998. It has been amended once (in May 2016).

governance model