Elections

Allen voters will consider potential changes to the City of Allen Charter in a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. View voter qualification and registration information.

The next City of Allen General Election will be held in 2022 for the positions of City Council Place 4 and City Council Place 6. View candidacy requirements.

Important Dates

November 2, 2021 Special Election

Last day to register to voteMonday, October 4, 2021
First day of early votingMonday, October 18, 2021
Last day of early votingFriday, October 29, 2021
Election DayTuesday, November 2, 2021


2022 General Election

Candidate packets availableDecember 20, 2021
First day to file for a place on the ballotJanuary 19, 2022
Last date to file for a place on the ballotFebruary 18, 2022

Voter Turnout

The 2021 General Election was held on May 6, 2021, for the positions of City Council Place 1, City Council Place 3 and City Council Place 5.

Voter Turnout: 2021 General Election
10,142 total votes cast
66.019 registered voters


A runoff election was held on June 5, 2021, for the positions of City Council Place 3 and City Council Place 5.

Voter Turnout: 2021 General Runoff Election
8,865 total votes cast
66,230 registered voters

Allen City Council candidacy requirements

  • Designation of Campaign Treasurer (CTA) (required)
  • Application (required)
  • Oath of Nomination (required by City Charter)
  • Application fee of $20 or a petition may be filed in lieu of the fee (required)
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices form (optional)
  • Be a United States citizen (Texas Election Code)
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age (Texas Election Code)
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Allen for at least six (6) months at the time of filing. (Allen City Charter)
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election. (Texas Election Code / Allen City Charter)
  • Hold no other elected office or appointed public office or position of emolument, except as authorized by state law. (Allen City Charter)
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which not pardoned. (Texas Election Code)

Voter qualifications and registration

To be considered a qualified voter in a City election, a person must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: been fully discharged of his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election
  • Voter registration: Visit the Collin County Voter Registration page to check your registration status, download download an application, change your address and more.

Election resources