NOTICE: Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the May 2, 2020 General Election for the purpose of electing the offices of Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4 has been postponed until the earlier of November 3, 2020, or a date that may be specified as an alternative in a future order issued by Governor Greg Abbott.
By postponing the election date, the City is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already taken place. This postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filings. View Resolution 571, Postponing the May 2, 2020 Election (PDF).
Extended Early Voting Period For November 3 Election
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3, 2020 Election by nearly a week: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020. The proclamation also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in-person to the early voting clerk’s office.
"As we respond to COVID-19, the State of Texas is focused on strategies that preserve Texans’ ability to vote in a way that also mitigates the spread of the virus," said Governor Abbott. "By extending the early voting period and expanding the period in which mail-in ballots can be hand-delivered, Texans will have greater flexibility to cast their ballots, while at the same time protecting themselves and others from COVID-19."
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 period for filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot for the Saturday, May 2, 2020 (POSTPONED) Election has ended. It was 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020. The offices of Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4 will appear on the ballot. Filings will be 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 are available in the City Secretary’s Office in City Hall (405 Municipal Drive) or at www.cityofkennedale.com/candidatepacket.
- NEW THIS YEAR: Under the recently adopted ’Vote Center’ model, voters in Tarrant County can now vote at any polling place within the County both during Early Voting and on Election Day. The local polling place for the City of Kennedale 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.
- 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)
|Wednesday, January 15, 2020||5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020||Saturday, May 2, 2020 (POSTPONED)|
|Wednesday, January 13, 2021||5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021||Saturday, 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|
The candidates’ names will appear in the following order on the May 2, 2020 (POSTPONED) Ballot:
Mayor of the City of Kennedale
- Brian Johnson
- Jerrick “JD” Drayden
Kennedale City Council Place 2
- Gary Mitchell
- Chris Pugh
Kennedale City Council Place 4
- Linda Rhodes
Saturday, May 2, 2020 (POSTPONED) Election:
Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4
NOTE: Under the recently adopted ’Vote Center’ model, voters in Tarrant County can now vote at any polling place within the County both during Early Voting and on Election Day.
|EARLY VOTING (POSTPONED) - UPDATED DATES POSTED AS AVAILABLE|
THE FOLLOWING IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH HB 305:
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 (POSTPONED) 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 the current Mayor and Council
- View the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy
- View notices and records of meetings
This site only provides information about City of Kennedale Elections. To view upcoming County, State, and Federal Election information, please begin with the following sites:
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).