Elections

General Overview

Elections for the City of San Marcos are governed by Article V of the City Charter and the Texas Election Code. The members of the city council shall be elected from the city at large, and each council member shall be elected to occupy a place on the council, such places being numbered and designated 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and mayor. Each council member for places 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 shall hold office for a period of three years, staggered so that two members shall be elected to a regular term each year. The council member elected to the place of mayor shall hold office for a period of two years. 

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for managing municipal elections but contracts with the Hays County Elections Administrator for the conduct of the election. Hays County has switched from precinct-based voting to county wide voting in vote centers. Voting Center locations and times will be finalized in August. There are currently 31 proposed locations throughout Hays County for Election Day and 9 for Early Voting. 2021 Voting Center Locations and times will be published here. Vote Centers free voters from the need to cast their ballots at a specific polling precinct near their homes, allowing them to vote instead at any vote center in their county. Election Code 43.007 provides additional information on this program. 

Important Dates for November 2, 2021 Election

Candidate Information

Candidates filing their application paperwork for the November 2, 2021 Election will be listed in this section. Candidate Information will include: 1) Application, 2) Appointment of Campaign Treasurer, 3) Financial Disclosure and 4) Code of Fair Campaign Practices. 

City Council, Place 5

Candidate Application Appointment of
Treasurer
Code of Fair
Campaign
Practice
Finance Report 30th
Day Before Election
Finance Report 8th 
Day Before Election
Financial 
Disclosure
Mark Gleason 07.19.2021 07.19.2021 07.19.2021 10.04.2021   04.20.2021
Zachariah Sambrano 07.27.2021 07.27.2021 07.27.2021 10.04.2021   07.27.2021

City Council, Place 6

Candidate Application Appointment of 
Treasurer
Code of Fair
Campaign
Practice
Finance Report 30th
Day Before Election
Finance Report 8th
Day Before Election
Financial 
Disclosure
Jude Prather 07.22.2021 06.08.2021 07.22.2021  07.15.21 10.04.21
07.22.2021
Mark Rockeymoore 07.30.2021 06.23.2021 07.30.2021 10.04.2021   07.30.2021

The City of San Marcos contracts with the Hays County Election Administrator to conduct and oversee its elections.

The voting system that is used is the Verity Duo by Hart Intercivic. This voting system is the newest hybrid voting solution that merges the ease of touchscreen voting with the assurance of paper vote records. View the county’s election page for more information.