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,  

link to County Election information


City of Fredericksburg May 6, 2023, General Election

List of Candidates who have filed so far for the May 6, 2023, General Election.   For more information, please see the Get to Kow the Candidates tab to the left.

All Notices are linked and are in green.


 DescriptionDeadline or Timeframe
Deadline to post candidate requirements. Friday, May 6, 2022
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline Monday, December 19, 2022 
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).Sunday, January 1, 2023


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 18, 2023
Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 17, 2023 
Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot Friday, February 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Drawing for Place on the Ballot                                                 Monday, February 27, 2023
Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 6, 2023 
First Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceMonday, April 24, 2023  
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance      Tuesday, May 2, 2023 
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 6, 2023 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 8, 2023 (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


Candidate Forms (the City Secretary has a Candidate Packet available in her office).


Application for Place on the Ballot

Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Form  and instructions.


Register to Vote

See the Register to Vote tab.

What to bring to the poll  

Unofficial Tabulation of the May 7, 2022 General Election.


Future City Election Dates

  • Mayor and two City Council positions - May 4, 2024
  • Two City Council positions - May 3, 2025

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 Charter (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)