Overview: City Council elections are held on the first Saturday in May every year.  The Mayor, Place 2 and Place 4 are in even years and Places 1, 3 and 5 are in odd numbered years. The Mayor and Council Members are "At-Large by Place" and elected for two-year terms with no term limits. More Election information can be found at the Texas Secretary of State’s Election Division website.  

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The next General Election will be on Saturday, May 6, 2023 for Places 1, 3, and 5.  Filing for a place on the ballot is set by State statute and will run from January 18 - February 17, 2023.  

The May 6, 2023 General Election Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions may be viewed here.

A complete 2023 General Election Application Packet may be viewed here. Once you have submitted an application for a place on the ballot or declared as a write-in candidate, the City Secretary will provide a link to the Candidate Packet.

To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas.gov. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).  

Candidate Filings

The following candidates have filed for a place on the May 6, 2023 ballot:

Place 1Place 3Place 5
James Vaughan

Election Notices and General Information:

Qualifications for Candidates:

  • shall be at least 18 years of age upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election;
  • shall be a citizen of the United States;
  • shall be a qualified voter of the City of West Lake Hills; 
  • shall be a resident of the State of Texas for at least twelve (12) consecutive months, as of the deadline for filing for the office;
  • shall have been a resident of the City of West Lake Hills for a period of not less than twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election; 
  • shall not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court;
  • shall meet the qualifications for eligibility as set forth in the Texas Election Code; and
  • shall not have been convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or had his/her civil rights restored by other official action.   Texas Election Code §141.001 

Current City Council Members:

MayorLinda Anthonymayor@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 1James Vaughanwlhcc1@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2023
Council Place 2Brian Plunkettwlhcc2@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 3Beth Southwlhcc3@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2023
Council Place 4Darin Walkerwlhcc4@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2024
Council Place 5Gordon Bowmanwlhcc5@westlakehills.govTerm expires 05/2023

Voting Rosters and Results for Election on May 6, 2023:

Daily voting rosters and results will be posted here as they are available.

Election Division Contact Information

Questions/comments regarding City elections should be directed to the City Secretary's Office: West Lake Hills City Hall, 911 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills, Texas 78746; by phone at (512) 610-6821; or by email to citysec@westlakehills.gov.

Bond or Sales Tax Elections

Bond or sales tax elections are held on either the first Saturday in May or on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No bond or sales tax election is being planned at this time.