Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, residents interested in becoming a candidate for a City Council position can obtain a candidate packet from the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Packets also will be available at cityofirving.org. This year, the mayor and council Places 3 and 5 will be elected in the general election to be held on May 10.
The mayor is an at-large position and candidates running for mayor may reside anywhere within the Irving city limits. Places 3 and 5 are single-member districts; to qualify to run, candidates must be a resident of the city and have lived in their respective district for at least 12 months immediately prior to Election Day. The 30-day filing period is Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting dates are Monday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 6. A district map and a list of polling locations are available at cityofirving.org. For more information, call the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 721-2493.