Elections

The Town Secretary serves as the Elections Administrator for the Town. Currently the Town contracts with the Dallas County Elections Department for administration and coordination of any regular or special Town Elections.

Town Council Elections are held annually on the first Saturday of May.

Voter registration information can be found by visiting the Dallas County Elections Department.

2018 Election Information for Town Council

The Town of Sunnyvale will hold a General and Special Election as well as a Local Option Election on May 5, 2018. All General, Special, and Local Option Election voting will occur at Town Hall on the designated election and early voting days.

Each candidate has provided some brief information for your review (PDF).

General Election

The May 5, 2018, General Election will be for Places 5 and 6 on the Town Council. The elected officials for Places 5 and 6, shall hold their office for a period of three years from May 2018 to May 2021. The Filing Period Notice (PDF) (Secretary of State Form 3-2a) provides that the period for filing begins on January 17th, and ends at 5 p.m. on February 16th. Those wishing to apply for a place on the ballot should carefully review the 2018 Candidate Packet (PDF), which includes forms and important dates.

Special Election

The May 5, 2018, Special Election will be for one Mayor, the elected official for Mayor, shall hold their office for a period of one year from May 2018 to May 2019. The Filing Period Notice (Secretary of State Form 3-2a) provides that the period for filing begins on January 16th and ends at 5 p.m. on March 5th. Those wishing to apply for a place on the ballot should carefully review the 2018 Candidate Packet (use link above), which includes forms and important dates.

Local Option Election

The May 5, 2018, Local Option Election will be for the purpose of submitting to voters a proposition relating to "The Legal Sale of Mixed Beverages in Restaurants by Food and Beverage Certificate Holders Only". The proposition will appear as follows on the ballot:

Proposition A

To Legalize: "The legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food and beverage certificate holders only."

Proposicion A

Para Legalizar: "La venta legal de bebidas alcohólicas mezcladas (cocteles) en restaurantes sólo por los poseedores de un certificado de comidas y bebidas."

For/A Favor

Against/En Contra

Home Rule Charter

The residents of the Town of Sunnyvale elected to adopt a Home Rule Charter (PDF) on May 11, 2013. Please see the FAQs (PDF) and Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.