- City Secretary
November 7, 2023 General Election
Candidate Packets and Applications for a Place on the Ballot may be picked up from the City Secretary's Office starting July 17, 2023. The City Secretary's Office is located in the Princeton Municipal Center at 2000 E. Princeton Drive, Princeton, Texas 75407. If you would like an electronic packet, please complete the Application Request Form.
The City of Princeton is a Home Rule Municipality and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and seven (7) Council Members are elected and serve at-large until districts have been implemented.
City Elections shall be conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The regular City Election shall be held annually in November or such other date, as required by the Texas Election Code. Sample ballots identical in format shall be posted in the voting place(s) for the purpose of voter orientation. All municipal elections shall be publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code.
The next City of Princeton General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, to elect members for City Council Place 3, City Council Place 4, City Council Place 5, City Council Place 6, and City Council Place 7. For more information on who is currently serving on City Council please see our City Council page.
Terms for the City Council Expire as Follows:
Mayor, Brianna Chacon, Term 2020-2024
Place 1, David Kleiber, Term 2021-2024
Place 2, Marlo Obera, Term 2021 - 2024
Place 3, Bryan Washington, [term expiring Nov. 2023]; TBD 2023-2027
Place 4, Keven Underwood, [term expiring Nov. 2023]; TBD 2023-2027
Place 5, Steve Deffibaugh, [term expiring Nov. 2023]; TBD 2023-2027
Place 6, TBD 2023-2026 [special 3-year term per Princeton Home Rule Charter 11.01]
Place 7, TBD 2023-2026 [special 3-year term per Princeton Home Rule Charter 11.01]
Requirements and deadlines for filing for candidacy for Mayor and City Council Members:
- Must be a qualified voter of the City of Princeton, Texas
- Must be over 21 years of age
- Must reside in the City of Princeton for the twelve (12) months prior to election day (the next election will be November 7, 2023) and continually during the term of office
- Must not exceed term limitations set by the charter with respect to consecutive terms or total service periods (application must disclose any prior service on City Council)
- Must meet all requirements of Texas Election Code, Title 9
- Must deliver the complete application to the City Secretary between July 22, 2023 (first day to file) and August 21, 2023 (last day to file) for November 7, 2023, general election ballot
- Application must specify which individual seat is sought (Mayor, Place 1, etc.)
- After the implementation of single-member districts in 2030, the candidate must reside in the territory of the district corresponding to the Council place
Important Dates - for November 2023 General Election
First Day to File for a Place on the Ballot: Saturday, July 22, 2023
Last Day to File for a Place on the Ballot: Monday, August 21, 2023
Last Day to Register to Vote: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
First Day of Early Voting: Monday, October 23, 2023
Last Day of Early Voting: Friday, November 3, 2023
Election Day: Monday, November 7, 2023
The City of Princeton has designated the polling location listed below for Election Day:
Steven and Judy Deffibaugh Community Center 416 N. 4th Street, Princeton, Texas 75407
First Baptist Church Branch, 7011 FM 546, Princeton, Texas 75407
*Subject to change; polling places will be as designated by the Collin County Elections Administration
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