Canton is a General Law, Type A City.  Elections are held once a year, on the first Saturday in May.  Three council positions are open in even-numbered years and two council positions and the mayoral position are open in odd-numbered years.

November 3, 2020 Election Results (updated 11/12/2020) 

Canton City Council

Candidates Total Votes
Blake Fowler 583
Chase Melton 609
Terrica Stowell 265
Greg Taylor 252
Jim Fuller 414
Joey Hague 192

The election date in 2021 will be on Saturday, May 1.

Early voting is held at City Hall, 201 N. Buffalo, and election day voting is at the Canton Junior High Building at 1115 S. Buffalo (unless the CISD is cancelled).  If the CISD election is cancelled, the City's election will be held at Canton City Hall, 201 N. Buffalo, Canton.

Correspondence to Council may be sent to City Hall, 201 N. Buffalo, Canton, TX  75103.  The phone number is 903-567-1841.


Year Initially



Term Expires

Lou Ann Everett, Mayor   leverett@cantontex.com 5/2021
Nathan Moore, Mayor Pro Tem   nmoore@cantontex.com 5/2021
Blake Fowler, Councilmember 2020 bfowler@cantontx.gov 5/2022
Jim Fuller, Councilmember 2020   5/2022
Randon Sumner, Councilmember 2019 rsumner@cantontex.com 5/2021
Chase Melton, Councilmember 2020                            cmelton@cantontx.gov 5/2022
For Information on Candidacy Filing for a Political Subdivision, click here.
For information on terms, qualifications and vacancies, please click here.
For answers to frequently asked questions about voting, please click here.
For an election calendar with relevant dates, please click here.

To register to vote, please contact the Van Zandt County Clerk (903) 567-6503 on the second floor of the Van Zandt County Courthouse (on the town square).