City of Fredericksburg Elections

Welcome to the City of Fredericksburg City Secretary’s Election page. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.           

City Secretary’s Office Election Role

The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for managing and conducting the City of Fredericksburg’s municipal elections.  The Office is also responsible for providing local candidates, local officeholders, and specific-purpose committees access to applications, forms, deadlines, reports and other documents related to election information.   The Office is also responsible for meeting all legal requirements and notifying voters of upcoming elections.  The City may contract a particular election with the Gillespie County Election Administrator to conduct election voting, but the authority with whom required election documents are filed and required notices remain with the City Secretary’s Office.   The Office also preserves the required documents in accordance with the State of Texas Library and Archive Commission Retention Schedule.  

All other elections within Gillespie County are handled by the County Election Administrator  (see link below)

Unofficial Tabulation of the May 7, 2022 General Election.


County Election Information

City of Fredericksburg May 7, 2022 General Election

All Notices are linked and are in green.


 DescriptionDeadline or Timeframe
Deadline to post candidate requirements (Required Notice) (Amended Notice)Friday, May 7, 2021
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Required Notice)Monday, December 20, 2021 
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).Saturday, January 1, 2022


City of Fredericksburg Candidate Orientation at 2 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room (attendance is not required to run and anyone can attend).Tuesday, January 4, 2022
First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (see tab "Get to Know the Candidates and the Required Filings")Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure  Order Calling General Election   and Notice of Election Friday, February 18, 2022 (Order the Election)
Thursday, April 14, 2022 (Notice of Election-posting)
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Drawing for Place on the Ballot                                                 Notice of Drawing for Place on the BallotMonday, February 28, 2022
Recommended period for Appointing Election Judges Resolution 2022-03R appointing JudgesMonday, March 4, 2022
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 7, 2022 
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 25, 2022  
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Notice for Saturday, April 30, 2022 Early Voting     NoticeWednesday, April 27, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance      Tuesday, May 3, 2022 
Notice of Signature Verification Committee and delivery of Ballot by Mails.  Notice
Notice of Early Voting Ballot Board reconvene  Notice
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

For additional questions contact          Shelley Goodwin, City Secretary /Early Voting Clerk

                                                                                              (830)997-7521 or sgoodwin@fbgtx.org 

                                                                                   126 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624


Register to Vote

See the Register to Vote tab.

Future City Election Dates

Two City Council positions - May 6, 2023
Mayor and two City Council positions - May 4, 2024

More information

There are several rules regarding political advertising and political signs.  Below are the different rules and regulations that candidates and specific-purpose committees must follow.

City of Fredericksburg (click here)

FISD - Notice of  General  Election      Notice of Bond Election  English      Spanish         Bond Ballot Wording   Sample ballot is located on Gillespie County website linked below.

Gillespie County Election Department (Federal, State, and County Elections (click here)

Secretary of State ((click here)

Texas Department of Transportation (click here)

Texas Ethics Commission (click here)