Elections (Elecciones)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 General Election:
Mayor and Council Places 2 & 4
Voting Times at the Kennedale Public Library Community Center (316 W 3rd St.)
 Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 ELECTION DAY: Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 charter, which was written in 1997 and adopted by election on January 17, 1998. It has been amended once (in May 2016).
A charter is essentially a city’s constitution, and ours defines Kennedale as a Council-Manager form of government, which means City Council (led by the Mayor) is vested with all powers of the city. The Mayor and five councilmembers are elected at-large by a majority vote of the qualified voters of the city. Each elected official serves a two-year term, and there are no term limits. Council enacts legislation, adopts budgets, and determines policies.

The City Manager (appointed by Council) executes the laws and serves as head of staff. The Mayor keeps a close watch on governmental actions and makes recommendations to councilmembers and the City Manager that aim to meet the needs of all Kennedale residents.

Election Information

  • Council Places 1, 3, and 5 are elected in May of odd-numbered years.
  • The Mayor and Council Places 2 and 4 are elected in May of even-numbered years.
  • The city of Kennedale contracts with Tarrant County for election services.
  • Your local polling place is the Community Center inside the Kennedale Public Library (located at 316 W 3rd Street).

Candidate Information

The full candidate packet for the May 5, 2018, Election will be available here (as a PDF) and in the City Secretary's Office (printed), no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2018, which is the first day to file for a place on the ballot. The deadline to file is Friday, February 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. However, we do urge you to file as soon as possible. 

All mandatory filings (see associated document list on this page) must be filed in the City Secretary’s office (405 Municipal Drive). There is no filing fee. The loyalty oath must be notarized prior to submission. By having your application notarized, you are swearing that all information provided is truthful. After submission, the content of each application will be carefully reviewed to ensure compliance with Election Code requirements. Please file your application as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for this review, and corrections, if necessary.

Local Polling Place
Community Center
Kennedale Public Library
316 W 3rd Street
Kennedale, TX 76060

Leslie Galloway, City Secretary

Kennedale contracts with Tarrant County for election services.

Secretary of State
Texas Ethics Commission