399 N. Texas St. (Hwy 19) P.O. Box 100 Emory, TX 75440

Current Elected Officials

Mayor, Earl Hill III Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 1, Jannie Stephens Term Expires May 2027
Council Member 2, Travis Potts Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 3, Lori Honeycutt Term Expires May 2027
Council Member 4, Jacob Roan Term Expires May 2025
Council Member 5, Blake Cooper Term Expires May 2027

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May 3, 2025 is the next General Election for the City of Emory with Mayor, and Council Members 2 and 4 expiring.

Early Voting Dates, times and location:

  • First Day of Early voting by Personal Appearance - Monday, April 21, 2025
  • Last Day of Early voting by Personal Appearance - Tuesday, April 29, 2025
    • Rains County Courthouse Annex
    • 220 W. Quitman Street, Suite E
    • Emory, Texas 75440

Mail applications / ballot to:

  • Lisa Kneifl, Rains County Elections Administrator
  • 220 W. Quitman Street, suite E
  • Emory, Texas 75440
  • 903-473-5009
  • lisa.kneifl@co.rains.tx.us

Election Day Times and Locations:

  • Saturday, May 3, 2025
  • 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Precinct 101: Rocky Point Community Center Precinct 204: Rose Community Center
    • 2134 S. Hwy 19 109 Ravine Street
    • Emory, Texas 75440 Emory, Texas 75440
    • Precinct 306: Rains County Annex Precinct 407: Point Community Center
    • 220 W. Quitman Street 241 S. First Street
    • Emory, Texas 75440 Point, Texas 75472

* Last day to register to vote or make changes is: Thursday, April 3, 2025

* Deadline for application for Ballot by Mail is: Last Day to apply for ballot by mail - Tuesday, April 22, 2025

  • ( Received NOT Postmarked)

* Last day to receive Ballot by Mail to Elections Administrator is: Saturday, May 3, 2025 (Election Day) at 7:00pm
If carrier envelope is NOT postmarked OR Monday, May 5, 2025 (Next business day after Election Day) at 5:00pm
If carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00pm at the location of election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply).

Municipal Elections for the Mayor and five City Council Members are held Bi-Annually in May. The Mayor and Council Members are elected at-large and serve a four (4) year term. City Council Candidate Packets can be picked up after January 1st the year of the election at City Hall, located at 399 N. Texas St., Emory, Texas 75440.

Deadline to file application: First day to file for place on General Election Ballot- Wednesday, January 15, 2025.
Last day to file for place on General Election Ballot - Friday, February 14, 2025 at 5:00pm

Office of Council Member

Council members are the city's legislators. Their primary duty is policy making, which includes identifying the needs of local residents, formulating programs to meet the changing requirements of the community, and measuring the effectiveness of ongoing municipal services.

Unless restricted by state law, each council member is entitled to vote on every item decided at a city council meeting and has full parliamentary privileges in council meetings, including the right to speak and make motions when recognized by the Mayor and the right to introduce new ordinances and amendments to existing ones.

General Information

City of Emory is a General Law Type A City. Terms of office are for 4 (four) years. All vacancies must be filled by majority vote at a Special Election within 120 (one hundred twenty)days after the vacancy or vacancies occur.

Qualification For Office -  Type A Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032


MAYOR QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a residence for 1 (one) year in state prior to the filing deadline.
  • Must be a residence for 1 (one) year in city prior to Election Day.
  • Must be 18 (EIGHTEEN) years old.
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline.

COUNCIL MEMBER / ALDERMAN QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a residence for 1 (one) year in state prior to the filing deadline.
  • Must be a residence for 6 (SIX) months in city prior to filing deadline. (Texas Elect. Code, Section 141.001(a)
  • Must be 18 (EIGHTEEN) years old.
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline.

TO BE ELIGABLE TO VOTE IN TEXAS, YOU MUST:

  • Be a United States Citizen;
  • Be a resident of the City of Emory (for Emory's Municipal Election)
  • Be 18 years of age (you may register at age 17 years and 10 months)
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • Not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law

Resources

Secretary of State Forms, Resources and Legal Library

State of Texas Voters Information

Texas Ethics Commission

Secretary of State Election Calendar

The following Guides are available on the Secretary of State's website:

Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies
VR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQ
Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions
2020 Candidate's Guide - Running for Federal, State, District or County offices
Running for Local Offices