Elections are once a year, on the first Saturday in May scheduled in conjunction with school board elections.

General elections are typically at Hallie Randall Hall (community center).  When we share election process with school, sharing election judges and reducing election cost for equipment needs, the election is held at Fruitvale High School Library.

Two council positions and the mayoral position are open in even-number years. Three council positions are open in odd-numbered years.

The City of  Fruitvale’s 2020 General Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. The mayor position and two council member positions are expiring.

The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot for council or mayor positions is Jan. 15, 2020. The last day to file is Feb. 14, 2020.

The last day to file as a writ-in candidate is Feb. 18, 2020

Notice of  Deadline to file Application for Place on the Ballot for the May 2, 2020  Election

Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot:  

Fruitvale Water Supply Corporation

141 VZCR 1910

 Fruitvale, TX  75127

Office Hours:_8:30a.m.- 5:00p.m. Monday – Friday

Address to mail applications for place on the ballot (if filing by mail): 

City of Fruitvale
PO BOX 197
Fruitvale, TX 75127

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 the office

See candidate information on Texas Secretary of State

Additional local requirements are set by city or county jurisdictions.


To register to vote, please contact the Van Zandt County Clerk (903) 567-6503.

Texas Secretary of State Voter Registration info:

Register To Vote

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
  • You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
    Election Day.
  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.



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