Elections

November 3, 2020 General & Special Election

Important Dates

  • July 18, 2020 - First Day to File for Place on the ballot (The City Clerk's Office is not required to be open on weekends for filing)
  • August 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. - Last Day to File for place on the ballot for General Election
  • August 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. - Last Day to File for place on the ballot for Special Election
  • October 19, 2020 - First Day of Early Voting 
  • October 30, 2020 - Last Day of Early Voting 

Candidate Packets

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of City facilities, candidate packets are available online -  Click Here

To request a paper copy of the candidate packet, please email cityclerk@sanmarcostx.gov to schedule an appointment to pick one up. 

If facilities are still closed to the public during the filing period, please email and staff will schedule a time to accept your paperwork.



General Election for Mayor, Council Member Place 3 & Council Member Place 4

Mayor

Candidate Application Appointment of Treasurer Code of Fair
Campaign Practices
Finance Report 30th Day Before Election  Finance Report 8th Day Before Election Financial Disclosure
Jane Hughson 07.20.2020 07.20.2020 07.20.2020     Disclosure

City Council, Place 3

Candidate Application Appointment of Treasurer Code of Fair Campaign Practices  Finance Report 30th Day Before Election  Finance Report 8th Day Before Election Financial Disclosure
Ed Mihalkanin 07.20.2020 07.20.2020 07.20.2020     Disclosure
Alyssa Garza 08.10.2020 08.10.2020 08.10.2020      

City Council, Place 4

Candidate Application  Appointment of Treasurer Code of Fair Campaign
Practices
Finance Report 30th Day Before Election Finance Report 8th Day Before Election Annual Disclosure
Shane Scott 07.20.2020 07.20.2020 07.20.2020     Disclosure
Lisa Marie Coppoletta 07.20.2020          
Mark Rockeymoore 08.14.2020 08.14.2020 08.14.2020     Disclosure

Special Election

City Council, Place 5 - To Fill Vacancy (Term Expires 2021)

Candidate Application  Appointment of Treasurer Code of Fair
Campaign Practices
Finance Report 30th Day  Before Election Finance Report 8th Day Before Election Annual Disclosure

Mark Gleason 07.20.2020 07.20.2020 07.20.2020     Disclosure
Randy Dethrow 07.24.2020 07.24.2020 07.24.2020      
Omar Baca 08.03.2020 08.03.2020 08.03.2020     Disclosure

Requirements For Public Office

City of San Marcos Charter Requirements

Sec. 3.02 - Qualifications - Click Here 

State of Texas Requirements under Election Code
Sec. 141.001 - Eligibility Requirements for Public Office - Click Here


The City of San Marcos contracts with the Hays County Election Administrator to conduct and oversee its elections.

The voting system that is used is the Verity Duo by Hart Intercivic. This voting system is the newest hybrid voting solution that merges the ease of touchscreen voting with the assurance of paper vote records. 

View the county’s election page for more information.