Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot

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.

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.

The next general election date for three councilmembers will be Saturday, May 4, 2024.  The first day to file for a place on the ballot is January 17, 2024.  The deadline for filing candidate applications is February 16, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.  Candidate packets will be available at City Hall from the City Secretary (forms are also available on the Secretary of State website and Texas Ethics Commission website). 

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


1st Year Elected


Term Expires

Lou Ann Everett, Mayor 2015 leverett@cantontex.com 5/2025
Blake Fowler, Mayor Pro Tem 2020 bfowler@cantontx.gov 5/2024
Cassidy Henderson, Councilmember
Jim Fuller, Councilmember 2020 jfuller@cantontx.gov 5/2024
Randon Sumner, Councilmember 2019 rsumner@cantontex.com 5/2025
Chase Melton, Councilmember  2020  cmelton@cantontx.gov 5/2024

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.
For Exemptions to Voting Accessibility Requirements, please click here.

To register to vote, please contact the Van Zandt County Clerk (903) 567-7555 on the second floor of the Van Zandt County Courthouse (on the town square).

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