November 7, 2023 General Election 

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 currently serves 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 the Texas Election Code, Title 9 
  • Must deliver the complete application to the City Secretary between July 24, 2023 (first day to file) and August 21, 2023 (last day to file) for the November 7, 2023, general election ballot
  • The 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 the November 2023 General Election                 

First Day to File for a Place on the Ballot: Saturday, July 24, 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: Tuesday, November 7, 2023              

Early Voting Dates and Times 

Monday, October 23, 2023 – Friday, October 27, 2023, 8 am – 5 pm 

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7 am – 7 pm 

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm 

Monday, October 30, 2023 – Friday, November 3, 2023, 7 am – 7 pm

Polling Locations*:

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

*Subject to change; polling places will be as designated by the Collin County Elections Administration

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