Elections

The City of West University Place holds its general elections to elect a Mayor and 4 council members in May of odd-numbered years. Elections are ordered by the Mayor or by City Council. The City Secretary gives notice of elections in the manner required by the laws of the State of Texas. 
 

2017 General Election
Filing for Office


The next general election in West U will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 7 am to 7 pm.  The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is January 18 and the filing deadline is February 17. 

A qualified citizen who desires to become a candidate for city office must file with the City Secretary a signed, sworn application for the citizen's name to appear on the ballot and a petition signed by at least 25 qualified voters recommending the candidacy.

To qualify to be a candidate to serve as the mayor or a councilmember, a person must be:  (1) at least 21 years of age, (2) be a resident of and has resided in the City for at least 12 months immediately preceding the election, and (3) and be qualified to vote in the City.  

More Information


More information and forms pertinent to an election can also be found at Texas Secretary of State website or on the Texas Ethics Commission website.