Voting Information

Voting Information

Below is information on important dates, deadlines and how to register to vote in the upcoming May 4, 2019 general election. 


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Important Dates and Deadlines

  • January 16 - First business day for filing application for a place on the ballot (begin 8 a.m.) Location: Office of the City Secretary – McKinney City Hall.
  • February 15 - Last day for filing application for a place on the ballot (must be received by 5 p.m.) Location: Office of the City Secretary – McKinney City Hall.
  • February 22 - Last day for a candidate to withdraw and have name omitted from the ballot; Certificate of Withdrawal must be received by 5 p.m. Location: Office of the City Secretary – McKinney City Hall.
  • February 25 - Drawing for order of names on the ballot (begin 4:30 p.m.) Location: Council Chambers – McKinney City Hall.
  • March 7 - Personal Financial Statements due (must be received by 5 p.m.) Location: Office of the City Secretary – McKinney City Hall.
  • March 27 - Candidate Orientation (begins at 8:30 a.m.) Location: Council Chambers – McKinney City Hall.
  • April 4 - Due date for filing first report of campaign contributions and expenditures (must be received in the City Secretary’s office by 5 p.m.)
  • April 4 - Last day to register to vote or transfer voter registration in a new precinct, not in the same county and territory for May 4th election.
  • April 22 - First Day for early voting by personal appearance.
  • April 26 - Due date for filing the second report of campaign contributions and expenditures (must be received in the City Secretary’s office by 5 p.m.)
  • April 30 - Last Day for early voting by personal appearance.
  • May 4 Election Day - Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Unofficial tabulation of results will be posted on the city website immediately following the counting process.
  • May 13, 14 or 15* - Official canvass of election.
  • June 4 - Oaths of office for new Council members (if no runoff is needed).
  • May 2 - June 1 & June 3, 4 - Early Voting for Run-off Election (if needed).
  • June 8 - Run-Off Election (if needed).


Asterisk (*) Indicates Tentative Schedule – Subject to confirmation.


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Voter Registration Certificates

Attention voters: New voter registration certificates have been mailed to all registered voters.

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If you'd like to make sure the Elections Department has your current address and information, you can check online through our Voter Registration Search. The inclusion of your name in this database indicates that your voter registration information has been processed.


For other voter registration issues, please visit the Elections Office Voter Registration Information page for further information.