2020 General Election
Election Information (Información Electoral)
Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Día de elección Martes 3 de Noviembre de 2020)*
* On March 3, 2020 the Governor declared a state of emergency in Texas in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic; on Mach 31, 2020 the City Council postponed the Regular Municipal Election and the Special Bond Election originally scheduled for May 2, 2020 to November 3, 2020 pursuant to the March 18, 2020 proclamation from the Governor; or to an earlier date authorized by the Governor or applicable law.
Filing Dates for Application for a Place on Ballot:
January 15, 2020 - February 14, 2020 by 5 p.m
* Districts or places up for election November 3, 2020:
Mayor, District 3 and District 5
Early Voting Polling Locations In Irving:
Irving City Hall, 825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75060
Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75062
Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, Texas 75063
Note: Residents of Dallas County may vote at any Dallas County Early Voting Polling location during early voting. Those polling locations can be found at the following link: A link to these polling locations will be published as soon as Dallas County finalizes the Early Voting Venues. (Coming Soon)
Election Day (Vote Center) Polling Locations - Voting Location Lookup:
Residents of Dallas County may vote at any Dallas County Polling location/Vote Center on Election Day. Those polling locations can be found at the following link: Dallas County - Voter Lookup by address
Rick Stopfer, Mayor (at-large)
John C. Danish, Place 1
Allan E. Meagher, Place 2 (at-large)
Dennis Webb, Place 3
Phil Riddle, Place 4
J. Oscar Ward, Mayor Pro Tem, Place 5
Al Zapanta, Place 6
Kyle Taylor, Place 7
Wm. David Palmer, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Place 8 (at-large)
Filing Requirements and Qualifications to Run for Irving City Council per Irving City Charter
Article IV. Officers and Elections:
Sec. 1. Governing body. The governing and lawmaking body of the City of Irving shall consist of a mayor and eight (8) council members and said governing body shall be known as the city council.
Sec. 2. Elective officers. (a) The members of the city council of the City of Irving, which includes the mayor and eight (8) council members, shall be the only elective officers of the city, and they shall be elected and hold office and be compensated as herein provided. The mayor and council members shall be elected by the qualified voters of the entire city, but each council member shall be elected to and occupy a place on the council such places being numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 respectively. The places of the council members shall be designated on the official ballot as Council Member Place 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. (b) No person shall be eligible as a single member district candidate for Place 1, Place 3, Place 4, Place 5, Place 6, or Place 7 on the city council, unless that person is at the time a bona fide resident of that district and will have been for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to election day. No person shall be eligible as an at-large candidate for Mayor, or Place 2 or Place 8 on the city council unless that person is at the time a bona fide resident of the city and will have been for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to Election Day. All council members, including those from specific voting districts, should serve all residents, not just those from the council member’s district. The mayor and the council members in Place 2 and Place 8 may reside in any portion of the city.
Sec. 3. Mayor and city council members qualifications; filing of candidacy; official ballot; designation of city districts. (a) No person shall be a candidate for the office of mayor or council member unless that person is a qualified voter of the City of Irving, shall have resided in the city for not less than one year immediately prior to election day, shall not be in arrears in the payment of taxes or other liabilities due the city, and shall be a bona fide resident of the city. (b) A person wishing to become a candidate for mayor or place on the city council shall be placed on the official ballot upon the sworn application of the candidate and the signatures of at least twenty-five (25) voters of the city or one-half of one percent of the total vote received in the territory from which the office is elected by all candidates for mayor in the most recent mayoral general election, whichever is greater, which the candidate shall swear as being true and correct signatures of those signing the application, addressed and delivered to the city secretary no later than the date authorized by the State Election Code, stating the office for which that person is a candidate and if for councilperson, the place for which that person is running, and stating that the candidate has resided in the city for at least one year prior to the election, and thereupon the names of such candidate shall be printed upon the official ballot. If the person wishes to become a candidate for Place 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, said person’s application shall also state the candidate is at the time a bona fide resident of the district for which the person seeks election and has been for a period of at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to election day. The order in which the names of the candidates for mayor and each place on the city council shall appear on the official ballot shall be determined by lot, in a drawing held under the supervision of the city secretary. (c) Until the boundaries of the districts are revised as provided herein, they shall have the same boundaries as set forth in the City of Irving Ordinance No. 2011-9292. (d) At least once each ten (10) years after the adoption of this amendment, the city council shall by ordinance rearrange said districts so as to make all districts as nearly equal in population as possible.
Sec. 4. Election. The mayor and council members shall be elected by the qualified voters of the city, and the candidate receiving the majority number of votes cast for the place which that person seeks shall be elected to the respective office for which that person was a candidate.
City of Irving, 825 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060
City Secretary’s Office – Elections Division