Elections (Elecciones)

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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
  • During the filing period (see dates below), candidate filings are accepted during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays) and there is no filing fee. Candidate Packets will be made available in the City Secretary’s Office in City Hall (405 Municipal Drive) or at www.cityofkennedale.com/candidatepacket no later than the first day to file for a place on the ballot.
  • The period for filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot for the May 7, 2022 Election is 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022. The offices of Mayor and City Council Places 2, and 4 will appear on the ballot.
  • Under the 'Vote Center’ model, registered voters in Tarrant County can now vote at any polling place within the County both during Early Voting and on Election DayThe local polling place for the City of Kennedale is the Community Center in the Kennedale Public Library (316 W 3rd Street, Kennedale, TX 76060). Beginning with the November 1, 2021 Elections, City Hall (405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060) is expected to be the local polling place.
  • 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.
  • View the Election Register (PDF)
  • General Elections are held on the first Saturday of each May, with the deadline to file for a place on the ballot falling 78 days before Election Day and the first day to file for a place on the ballot falling 30 days before that.
First Day to File
(108 days before Election)
Deadline to File
(78 days before Election)
Election Day
Wednesday, January 13, 20215:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021Saturday, May 1, 2021
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Ever wondered who's served on Council in years past? View the entire Election Register from incorporation in 1947 to the current Council.

May 1, 2021 Election Notices and Filings

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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 7, 2022. The offices of Mayor, City Council Place 2, and City Council Place 4 will appear on the ballot. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022. Applications for a Place on the Ballot can be found in the Candidate Packet (once available; link is to the 2021 version) and must be filed with the City Secretary’s Office (in City Hall, 405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060). There is no filing fee.

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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 the voters on January 17, 1998. Voters have approved amendments twice (in May 2016 and May 2019).