2024 General Election Information

ELECTION DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 
Spanish - DÍA DE ELECCIÓN SABADOR 4 DE MAYO DE 2024
Vietnamese - NGAØY BAÀU CÖÛ – THÖÙ BAÛY, NGAØY 4 THAÙNG 5, NAÊM 2024

Filing Dates for Application for a Place on Ballot: 
January 17, 2024 - February 16, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Districts or places up for election May 4, 2024: 
District 4, District 6 and District 8

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
North Lake Campus-Dallas College, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75038
* Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, Texas 75063
 
*Irving Early voting locations, all others subject to change, contact Dallas County Election Department for voting locations.

Note:  Residents of Dallas County may vote at any Dallas County Early Voting Vote Center location. Polling locations can be found at the following link: Early Voting Information

Election Day Vote Centers Location 
Residents of Dallas County may vote at any Dallas County Polling location/Vote Center on Election Day. All polling locations can be found at the following link:  Election Day Information 

MEET YOUR 2023-24 MAYOR AND COUNCIL

Rick Stopfer, Mayor (at-large)
John Bloch, Place 1
Brad M. LaMorgese, Place 2 (at-large)
Abdul Khabeer, Place 3
Phil Riddle, Place 4
Mark Cronenwett, Place 5
Al Zapanta, Place 6
Kyle Taylor, Place 7
Dennis Webb, Place 8 (at-large)

CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS AND MINUTES

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. 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 mayor and council members in Places 2 and 8 shall be elected by the qualified voters of the entire city. Council members in Places 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 shall be elected by the qualified voters in their respective single-member districts. The places of the council members shall be designated on the official ballot as Member of Council, Single Member District 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and Member of Council, At Large, Place 2 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, 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) After the release of the federal decennial census, the city council shall review the council districts and, if appropriate, shall by ordinance rearrange single member council districts so as to make all districts to be reasonably equal in population. 

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.

Sec. 8. Term of office. (a) The term for each council member, which includes the mayor and the persons holding each of the eight (8) other places on the city council, elected at a regular municipal election shall be three (3) years. A term will be measured from the date of the regular municipal election set pursuant to section 6 of this article and will end on the date of the regular municipal election three (3) years later. The fact that the time between the election dates may be more or less than three (3) full years will not cause the terms to be considered other than as a full term.   (b)  A council member ceasing to reside in the city during a term of office shall create a vacancy in that office. (c) Seating of newly elected council members: (1) Members of the city council elected at the regular election shall take office at the next city council meeting following the date the city council canvasses the returns and declares the results of the regular municipal election. (2) Should a runoff election be necessary, members of the city council elected at the runoff election shall take office at the next city council meeting following the date that the city council canvasses the returns and declares the results of the runoff election. (d) No person shall be eligible to be elected for more than three (3) full consecutive terms in the same position on the city council. (e) A person who has been elected for three (3) full consecutive terms in the same position on the city council shall not be eligible to become a candidate for election to another position on the city council for three and one-half (3 ½) years after being elected to a third full consecutive term, except a council member may run for mayor.

Contact:
 City of Irving, 825 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75060
 City Secretary’s Office – Elections Division
 972-721-2493
sjennings@cityofirving.org