Election 2021

Pursuant to Section 127.201(a) of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”), the General Custodian of Election records in an election in which an electronic voting system is used must conduct a partial manual count.  The General Custodian of Election Records will select the precincts in which to conduct the manual count.   The manual count will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 10:00 AM located at 1 S Main Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Temple Texas 76501.  For additional information please contact Jana Lewellen, City Secretary, @ 254-298-5303 or jlewellen@templetx.gov.

2021 Election Information
The City of Temple and Temple College General Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021.  


Daily Early Voter Report
City of Temple - April 19, 2021
Temple College - April 19, 2021
City of Temple - April 20, 2021
Temple College - April 20, 2021
City of Temple - April 21, 2021
Temple College - April 21, 2021
City of Temple - April 22, 2021
Temple College - April 22, 2021
City of Temple - April 23, 2021
Temple College - April 23, 2021
City of Temple - April 26, 2021
Temple College - April 26, 2021
City of Temple - April 27, 2021
Temple College - April 27, 2021

Election Day Voter Report
City of Temple - May 1, 2021
Temple College - May 1, 2021

Early Voting  Locations                                                                 

Temple City Hall                                                                 
2 N Main Street  
Temple, Texas 76501

Temple College
One College Centre
2600 S 1st Street
Temple, Texas 76504
April 19-23                                                                             
(8 am - 5 pm)
April 26-27
(7 am - 7 pm)

Election Day

District 1 – Frank Mayborn Civic & Convention Center (3303 North 3rd Street)

District 2 – Wilson Recreation Center (2205 Curtis B Elliott Drive)

District 3 – Thornton Elementary - Cafeteria (2825 Cottonwood Lane)

District 4 – Tarver Elementary – Cafeteria (7949 Stonehollow)

May 1
(7 am - 7 pm)

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot
2021 Candidate Packet
Order of Election 
Candidate Applications
Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot
Ballot Placement Order
Notice of Election
Notice of Election Equipment Testing
Application for Ballot By Mail
Notice - Temple College District English
Notice - Temple College District Spanish 
City of Temple Sample Ballot
Temple College Sample Ballot
Notice of Signature Verification Committee Time and Place
Notice of Early Voting Ballot Board Time and Place

Absentee Voting and Ballot By Mail

Registered voters in Temple are eligible to request a ballot by mail if any of the following conditions prevents them from voting in person during Early Voting or Election Day.

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Disability
  • Expected absence from the County on Election Day and the entire period of Early Voting
  • Confinement in jail,  but otherwise eligible to vote
Ballot by Mail Applications are available here or at the Bell County Elections Department located at 550 E 2nd Avenue, Belton, Texas 76655

For State Elections, please mail ballot by mail applications to:
Bell County Elections Department
P O Box 1629
Belton, Texas 76513

For Local Elections, please mail ballot by mail application to:
Jana Lewellen, City Secretary
P O Box 207
Temple, Texas 76503

Register to Vote online @ https://www.bellcountytx.com/departments/elections/voter_registration.php no later than 30 days prior to the Election.

Temple Charter Qualifications

(a)Each candidate for City Council must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in State law and
complete an application for office as required by State law. A copy of the application may be obtained
from the City Secretary’s office.

(b) A qualified citizen who desires to become a candidate for City office must, in addition to the
qualifications set forth in subsection (a) above, file with the City Secretary a petition signed by at least 25
qualified voters of the appropriate district in the case of a single member district Councilmember
candidate or of the City in the case of a candidate for Mayor, recommending candidacy or pay a filing fee
of $100.00. The petition or filing fee must be filed with the City Secretary at the time of filing for candidacy.
Each signer of a petition for candidacy must indicate his voter registration number or date of birth, date
of signing and place of residence on the petition. Within five days after the petition is filed, the City
Secretary must notify the candidate whether the petition satisfies the requirements prescribed by this
Charter. If the petition is found insufficient, the City Secretary will return it immediately to the person
who filed it with a statement certifying its insufficiency. Within the regular filing period, a corrected
petition may be filed for the same candidate. For a sample petition, please click here. 

Texas Eligibility Requirements for Public Office

  • Citizen of the United States
  • 18 years old
  • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
  • No felony convictions
  • Resided in state continuously for previous 12 months
  • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office