Alamo Heights City Council  

The municipal government of the City shall consist of a City Council composed of a Mayor and five Councilmembers.  The Mayor and Councilmembers shall be elected from the City at large.  The City of Alamo Heights conducts their general election to elect governing body members annually in May.  The Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1 and 2 are elected in May of each odd numbered calendar year.  Councilmembers for Places 3, 4, and 5 are elected by election in May of each even numbered calendar year.  A candidate may not run for more than one elected position of the City and terms are for two years.

Candidate Qualifications to serve on Council

  • 18 years of age or older
  • United States citizen.
  • A qualified voter on the date of election.
  • Resided in the City for a year preceding the election.
  • Has not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
  • Has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the candidate has not been pardoned or otherwise.
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law.

Important Dates for May 2, 2020 General Election 

  • First day to apply is January 15, 2020
  • City Hall is closed January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Holiday
  • Last day to apply is February 14, 2020
  • Last day to withdraw name from ballot must be received by 5:00 P.M. on February 21, 2020.
  • Election Day is Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Candidate packets are available at City Hall, 6116 Broadway, San Antonio, TX  78209 between 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. during January 15, 2020 through February 14, 2020. Packets are to be submitted to the City Secretary along with $100 filing fee by 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020.

Additional Resources

TML’s guide to become a City Official

Bexar County Elections Department

Texas Ethics Commission’s Guide for Political Advertising

City of Alamo Heights Charter

Ordinance # 2014 – Electioneering

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