Elections (Elecciones)

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 Election is 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 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).
  • 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 15, 20205:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020Saturday, May 2, 2020
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

May 2, 2020 Election Notices and Filings

The candidates’ names will appear in the following order on the May 2, 2020 general election 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 General Municipal 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
April 20Monday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 21Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 22Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 23Thursday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 24Friday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 25Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 26Sunday11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 27Monday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
April 28Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ELECTION DAY
May 2, 2020Saturday7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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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 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 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.

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:

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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).