Elections

Election Clerks 

To serve as Election Clerks in the City's Elections for Early Voting or on Election Day, Election Clerks must be registered voters and reside in Tomball city limits. The City provides required training and compensation. Applications for Election Clerk remain on file for two years only and are available through "Quick Links" on the City Secretary's page - https://tomballtx.gov/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=9.

City of Tomball elections are nonpartisan (no political parties); election workers are asked to refrain from displaying electioneering/advertising materials supporting a particular City candidate on their vehicles or property during early voting and on Election Day.

Election Clerks must be registered voters and reside in the City of Tomball to serve as Election Clerks in the City's elections during Early Voting or on Election Day. The City provides required elections training and compensation of $15/hour for contract labor. Applicants must complete City-provided elections training before being allowed to serve as poll workers. Election Clerks serve under the supervision of the City Secretary/Early Election Clerk, the Presiding Election Judge, and the Alternate Election Judge. Failure to follow City, State or Federal election laws will result in termination.

Election Documents

May 6, 2023 General Election

Early Voting and Election Day Voting to be held at City Hall, 401 Market Street, Tomball, Texas.

The first day to file an Application for Place on Ballot for the Position of Council Position 1 and Council Position 5 in the May 6, 2023 General Election will be January 18, 2023; the last day to file an Application for Place on Ballot will be February 17, 2023. Candidate applications may be submitted via email at dspeer@tomballtx.gov.

The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 21, 2023.

The requirements/qualifications to serve on the Tomball City Council are found in the Home Rule Charter:

SECTION 6.03 - QUALIFICATIONS
Each member of the Council shall be a resident citizen of the City, shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and a qualified voter of the State of Texas, shall have been a resident citizen of Tomball for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding his election. An incumbent seeking re-election must file for the same position number. Any person presently holding an elective office shall resign that office upon election to another elective office of profit or trust. No employee of the City shall continue in such position after election to an elective office. A citizen cannot file for an elective office if the candidate has a felony conviction except as provided by the State Election Code. The Mayor or Councilman shall, if convicted of a felony while in office, immediately upon conviction thereof, forfeit said office. If the Mayor or any Councilman fails to maintain the foregoing qualifications or shall be absent from two (2) regularly scheduled meetings within any six (6) month period without valid excuse, the Council must, at its next regular meeting, declare a vacancy as set forth in Section 6.09 of this Charter. 

Service as an Election Clerk in the May 6, 2023 Election will be on the following dates and may be in 4, 8 or 12-hour increments. Elections clerks will arrive 30 minutes prior to polls opening.

April 24, 26, 27, and 28, 2023 and May 1 and 2, 2023 - 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
April 25, 2023 - 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
May 6, 2023 (Saturday) - 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

May 7, 2022 General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting held at City Hall, 401 Market Street, Tomball, Texas 

May 1, 2021 General Election - Early Voting and Election Day Voting held at City Hall, 401 Market Street, Tomball, Texas

Election Identifications Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters

The Texas Election Code 631(b) requires a photo ID to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates. Please click on the links below for additional information and the application form.

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Now Required for Texas Voters
Application for Texas Election Certificate (DL-14C)