The election information in this section of the City of Kaufman website is provided to promote the democratic process.
For complete information regarding Voter Registration and Election in Texas: Secretary of State and Texas Ethics Commission.

 The Mayor and three (3) Council members shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in odd-numbered years and three (3) Council members shall be elected for two (2) year terms at the general election in even-numbered years. 

The City Secretary's Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections as prescribed by the Election Code of the State of Texas.  The next municipal election will be held on May 6, 2023, to elect a mayor and three (3) Council members.

In accordance with State law, the candidate filing for a place on the ballot will begin on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and will end on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.  Qualified persons may file as a candidate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday, at the City Secretary's Office at City Hall, 209 S. Washington Street, Kaufman, Texas 75142.  Candidate packets for the election may be obtained from the City Secretary's Office or the link below. 

Early voting for the May 6, 2023, General Election begins on April 24th. To view polling locations and dates/times, Click Here!
  1. Jeff Jordan


  1. Matt Phillips
  2. Ashlea Longenecker
  3. Jason Nelson


  • English
    • The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Kaufman, Texas at the rate of one-fourth of one percent (0.25%) to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the 10th anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.
  • Spanish
    • La reautorización del impuesto local sobre ventas y uso en la Ciudad de Kaufman, Texas a una tasa de un cuarto del uno por ciento (0.25%) para continuar proporcionando ingresos para el mantenimiento y reparación de calles municipales. El impuesto vence en el décimo aniversario de la fecha de esta elección, a menos que se vuelva a autorizar la imposición del impuesto.


Each of the candidates for Mayor and Council members shall meet the following requirements set forth by the City of Kaufman’s Charter:  


  1. Shall be at least twenty-one years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing.
  2. Shall be a qualified voter.
  3. Shall have resided within corporate limits of the City, or recently annexed territory, for at least twelve months prior to election day.
  4. Shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in payment of taxes or other liabilities due the City.
  5. No candidate may file in a single election for more than one office or position as provided for in this Charter.
  6. No employee of the City shall continue in such position after filing for an elective office provided for in this Charter.


For more voter information please call the Kaufman County Elections Office.

Kaufman County Elections Office
The City contracts with the Kaufman County Elections Office to conduct our elections:
3001 S. Washington Street
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 469-376-4595