2022 Election Information
- Notice of May, 7 2022 General Election - Cancellation - Ordinance Number 22-004 (PDF)
The filing deadlines have passed for candidates and write-in candidates. The City Secretary received one application each for mayor and the four councilmember positions resulting in an uncontested election. The Election Code provides for the authority of the governing body to cancel an election if the candidates in each race are unopposed. On Tuesday, March 1, the City Council approved Ordinance Number 22-004 (PDF) canceling the May 7, 2022 General Election and declaring the unopposed candidates for mayor and councilmember elected.
- Certification of Unopposed Candidates for the City of University Park General Election (PDF)
- 2022 Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot (PDF)
City Council Composition
The City has five elected positions. By City Charter, the mayor and all four councilmembers serve two year terms. All five positions are at-large seats with each elected official serving the city as a whole. City elections are held every two years on the first Saturday in May in accordance with the Texas Election Code.
Visit our City Council page to see a list of the current Mayor and City Council.
The Mayor is elected separately from the Council, so candidates for Mayor do not run against candidates for the council seats. The Mayoral office limits successive terms of service to three terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. The person elected Mayor presides over all meetings of the City Council. The Mayor has a vote on all matters coming before the Council unless otherwise disqualified and is the official head of the City government.
Every two years, all four council seats are open for election. No Councilmember may serve for more than three successive terms, the equivalent of six years of continuous service. Councilmembers are expected to attend regular Council Meetings and to serve as liaisons to various advisory committees. Each Councilmember has an equal vote on all action taken by the Council.
Qualifications for Candidacy
Home Rule Charter Requirements (PDF): (City Charter Chapter 3, Section 3.02)
- Candidate must be a qualified (registered) voter of the City
- Candidate shall not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age
- Candidate shall have resided in the City not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding election day
- Candidate shall meet the requirements of the Texas Election Code
- Candidate shall not, after notice of any delinquency, be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or any other liabilities due the City
Each Councilmember and the Mayor must continually reside within the City during the term of office, and any removal of residence from the City during the term shall constitute a vacation of the office.
View or download a comprehensive list of City Election Results from 1924 to the Present (PDF).
Meeting Notices & Minutes
City Council Meetings are usually conducted on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Visit the Council Minutes and Agendas page to view meeting notices and minutes.