ELECTIONS

Overview: City Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May every year.  The Mayor, Place 2 and Place 4 are in even years and Places 1, 3 and 5 are in odd numbered years. The Mayor and Council Members are "At-Large by Place" and elected for two-year terms with no term limits. More Election information can be found at the Texas Secretary of State’s Election Division website.  

Información de elección - La versión española disponible sobre la petición.

General & Special Elections on May 4, 2024

The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the Mayor, Place 2, and Place 4. A Special Election will also be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the Place 1 unexpired term. The Elections will be administered by Travis County. Filing for a place on the GENERAL Election ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 17 to February 16, 2024. Filing period for the SPECIAL Election will run from January 25 to February 16, 2024.

2024 General Election Internet Posting Requirement (PDF)

2024 General Election - Candidate Application Packet (PDF)  

2024 Special Election - Candidate Application Packet (PDF)  

Per the Secretary of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • in person - with the City Secretary's office at City Hall;
  • by mail - an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
  • by fax or email - "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of West Lake Hills does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."

En Español

Para registrarse para votar, encuentre las fechas de eleccion proximas, y respuestas a preguntas hechas con frecuencia, por favor visite la pagina de votante especial en sitio web de Vote Texas. Para informacion general adicional, por favor visite sitio web SOS.

Election Notices and General Information:

Candidate Filings

Candidate applications will be posted as they are accepted. The list below indicates candidates who have filed for the General & Special Elections in May 2024. 

GENERAL Election Candidates

MayorPlace 2Place 4
James VaughanBrian Plunkett


SPECIAL Election Candidates

Place 1 (unexpired term)

Qualifications for Candidates:

  • shall be at least 18 years of age upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election;
  • shall be a citizen of the United States;
  • shall be a qualified voter of the City of West Lake Hills; 
  • shall be a resident of the State of Texas for at least twelve (12) consecutive months, as of the deadline for filing for the office;
  • (for Mayor) shall have been a resident of the City of West Lake Hills for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election; or (for Council Member) shall have been a resident of the City of West Lake Hills for a period of not less than six (6) months immediately preceding the election; 
  • shall not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;
  • shall meet the qualifications for eligibility as set forth in the Texas Election Code; and
  • shall not have been convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or had his/her civil rights restored by other official action.   Texas Election Code §141.001 

Current City Council Members:

MayorLinda AnthonyEmailTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 1Jim O'ConnorEmailTerm expires 05/2025
Council Place 2Brian PlunkettEmailTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 3Beth SouthEmailTerm expires 05/2025
Council Place 4Darin WalkerEmailTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 5Gordon BowmanEmailTerm expires 05/2025

Results for Elections on May 4, 2024:

Results will be posted as they become available.

Other Information

To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas website. Find additional election-related dates and information at the SOS website (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).  

Election Division Contact Information

Questions/comments regarding City elections should be directed to the City Secretary's Office: West Lake Hills City Hall, 911 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills, Texas 78746; by phone at (512) 610-6821; or by Email.

Bond or Sales Tax Elections

Bond or sales tax elections are held on either the first Saturday in May or on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No bond or sales tax election is being planned at this time.

Future General Elections

(posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019)

The general election for members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May. Find additional election-related dates and information at the SOS website.

Future General Elections

The General Election to be held on May 3, 2025 will be administered by Travis County. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 15 to February 14, 2025. Find additional election-related dates and information at the SOS website (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).
 
Filing requirements and candidate qualifications are per state statute, available at the SOS website, and those may be viewed on this page.
 
Per the Sec. of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • in person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall;
  • by mail - an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or
  • by fax or email - "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee [the City of West Lake Hills does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."

En Español

Para registrarse para votar, encuentre las fechas de eleccion proximas, y respuestas a preguntas hechas con frecuencia, por favor visite la pagina de votante especial en sitio web de Vote Texas. Para informacion general adicional, por favor visite sitio web SOS.