Election Information

CITY OF BEDFORD GENERAL ELECTION - CANCELLED

The City Secretary's Office received only one applicant each for Place 4 and Place 6 on the City Council by the February 14, 2020 deadline.  The City Council approved an order cancelling the General Election at their meeting on February 25, 2020 and declared the following candidates unopposed and therefore elected:

Tom Burnett - City Council Member, Place 4

Rob Gagliardi - City Council Member, Place 6 

CITY OF BEDFORD SPECIAL ELECTION - POSTPONED

The City of Bedford Special Election to allow the voters to consider voting for or against the following proposition: the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages, has been postponed until November 3, 2020, unless an earlier date is authorized by the Governor. 

VOTING BY MAIL

If you are 65 years age or older, are disabled, or expect to be out of Tarrant County for the period of early voting and election day, you can request to receive a ballot by mail. Please visit Tarrant County Elections here to learn more about this option. If you submitted an application for the now postponed May 2, 2020 Special Election due to being over 65 or disabled, you do not need to resubmit for the November 3, 2020 date. 

FUTURE ELECTIONS

The City of Bedford will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to elect the Mayor and Places 1 and 2 to the City Council. The Election Day polling place is the Pat May Center at 1849B Central Drive, Bedford, Texas 76022; however, voters can vote at any Tarrant County polling location.

Early voting for the May 1, 2021 General Election will be Monday, April 19, 2021 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The primary early voting location in Bedford is the Public Library at 2424 Forest Ridge Drive; however, voters can vote at any Tarrant County polling location.

FILING PERIOD

The filing period for the May 1, 2021 General Election is 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS

City of Bedford Charter, Sec. 2.03. - Qualifications.

The members of the council shall be qualified voters of the city, who have been residents of the city for at least one (1) year, and shall hold no other public office except for those allowed by the Texas Constitution or state law. If a member of the council shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of a felony, the office shall immediately become vacant.

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