Election Information

Candidate Campaign Finance Reports

Mayor Marks Hicks
Councilmember Robert Shankle – Ward No. 2 Candidate
Carlton Teal – Ward No. 2 Candidate
Kim Ogden – Ward No. 4 Candidate

Charter Amendments 2024

Summary of Charter Amendments
The City of Lufkin Charter was last amended in 1995. During the almost thirty (30) years since the last amendments; numerous provisions of the Charter are now in conflict with the Texas Local Government Code, the Texas Tax Code, Texas Election Code and other State laws (Texas Open Meetings Act, etc.) governing municipalities. There are twelve (12) proposed amendments to update the City Charter so that it will be synonymous with current State law, current City practices and protocols.

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Charter Amendment Flyer
WHAT IS THE CITY CHARTER?

The City Charter is the constitution of the City; it establishes the general powers, duties and administrative structure of the City. The Charter can only be amended by a majority vote of qualified voters who reside within the City of Lufkin. The Charter was initially adopted in 1919 and was last amended in 1995.

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May 4, 2024 General Election

Order of Election
ORDINANCE NO. 5046
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE CALLING AND ORDERING OF A SPECIAL AND GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE CITY OF LUFKIN, TEXAS TO BE HELD AT SIX (6) POLLING PLACES IN LUFKIN, TEXAS ON MAY 4, 2024 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 A.M. AND 7:00 P.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBER FOR WARD NO. 2 AND COUNCILMEMBER FOR WARD NO. 4, FOR THREE (3) YEAR TERMS; FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LUFKIN; PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION AND POSTING OF NOTICES; MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION INCLUDING EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND ABSENTEE BALLOT; PROVIDING FOR A REPEALING AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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SPANISH
Cancellation of Election for the Mayor & Ward No. 4
ORDINANCE NO. 5050

AN ORDINANCE DECLARING UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES IN THE MAY 4TH, 2024 CITY OF LUFKIN GENERAL ELECTION, ELECTED TO OFFICE; CANCELING THE ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBER WARD NUMBER FOUR (4); PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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SPANISH
Notice of Election
NOTICE OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION
CITY OF LUFKIN, TEXAS

TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF LUFKIN, TEXAS:
Notice is hereby given that the polling location(s) listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 for voting in the General Election to elect a Councilmember for Ward No. 2 and the Special Election to consider thirteen (13) amendments to the City of Lufkin Charter. Only those persons residing in Ward No. 2 of the City of Lufkin may vote in the General Election for the election of a Councilmember for Ward No. 2. All registered voters within the City of Lufkin may vote in the Special Election for the consideration of thirteen (13) amendments to the City of Lufkin Charter.

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SPANISH
Sample Ballots
NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT

Notice is hereby given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot for the City of Lufkin Election to be held on May 4, 2024 in Lufkin, Texas.  The drawing will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 in the City Secretary’s Office of City Hall, located at 300 East Shepherd Avenue, Room 145, Lufkin, Texas.

I hereby certify that the above Notice was posted on at www.cityoflufkin.com on February 16th, 2024.

Kara Andrepont, City Secretary

CITY OF LUFKIN, TEXAS ELECTIONS INFORMATION
City of Lufkin, Texas
300 East Shepherd Avenue 
P.O. Box 190
Lufkin, Texas 75901
 
 
Election Contact Information:
 
Kara Andrepont, City Secretary
 
Current Mayor & City Council Information (link to the PDF attachment of contact information)
 
UPCOMING ELECTION DATES
(click the Election Date for specific information)
Office(s): Mayor
  Ward No. 2
  Ward No. 4
   
Measures: Charter Amendments
   
First Day to file: January 17th, 2024
Last Day to file: February 16th, 2024
   
Early Voting Location: Lufkin City Hall
Election Day Locations: Ward No. 1: Lufkin City Hall
  Ward No. 2: Brandon Elementary
  Ward No. 3: TBD
  Ward No. 4: Slack Elementary
  Ward No. 5: Trout Elementary
  Ward No. 6: Kurth Memorial Library
 
Other upcoming Elections:
  • May 3, 2025 – City of Lufkin General Election for Councilmember Ward No. 1 and Ward No. 3
  • May 2, 2026 - City of Lufkin General Election for Councilmember Ward No. 5 and Ward No. 6
  • May 1, 2027 - City of Lufkin General Election for Mayor, Councilmember Ward No. 2 and Ward No. 4
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDACY:
 
Candidates applying for office for the City of Lufkin must meet the requirements per Section 141 of the Texas Election Code as shown below:  Click here for the  Texas Election Code: (provide link to the document attached)
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Lufkin for at least six (6) months at the time of filing.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election.
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or if so convicted, have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. (Texas Election Code)
 
Important Election Information links
 
For Information regarding:
  • Voter ID Requirements
  • Voter Registration
  • Voting by Mail
  • Poll Watcher Training
  • Poll Worker Training
  • Ballot by Mail Tracker
 
Please visit:      VOTE-TEXAS-LOGO_2023-12-20
 
Voter qualifications and registration
To be considered a qualified voter in a City election, a person must: 
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: been fully discharged of his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election
 
To check voter registration status:
Please visit:      texas-secretary-of-state-voter-logo_2023-12-20
 
 
City of Lufkin Upcoming Election Information
Filing for the May 4, 2024 General Election
  • Places on the Ballot: Mayor, Councilmember Ward No. 2 and Councilmember Ward No. 4
  • First day to file: 8:00 a.m. - Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
  • Last day to file: 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 16th, 2024
  • Last day to file as a write-in candidate: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Council Qualifications
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Lufkin for at least six (6) months at the time of filing.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election.
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or if so convicted, have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. 

Filing for City Council
  • Designation of Campaign Treasurer (CTA) - Required
  • Application - Required
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices form (Optional)
  • All filings are made with the City Secretary and may be filed during the filing period at:
    • In-Person/Mail:
      • City Secretary's Office
      • 300 East Shepherd Avenue
      • Lufkin, Texas 75901


Once required forms for filing are accepted; additional information regarding the election will be provided to Candidates.

For election related questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office – 936-633-0244 or kara@cityoflufkin.com

February 3rd, 2024 Special Election

NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT
Notice-of-Drawing-Ballot-Place_February_2023-12-20
NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT
Notice-of-Dealine-to-File_2023-12-20
CITY OF LUFKIN, TEXAS ELECTIONS INFORMATION
City of Lufkin, Texas
300 East Shepherd Avenue 
P.O. Box 190
Lufkin, Texas 75901
 
 
Election Contact Information:
 
Kara Andrepont, City Secretary
 
Current Mayor & City Council Information (link to the PDF attachment of contact information)
 
UPCOMING ELECTION DATES
(click the Election Date for specific information)
 
Office: Ward No. 5 Councilmember
Measures: none
   
First Day to file: December 20th, 2023
Last Day to file: December 27th, 2023
   
Early Voting Location: Lufkin City Hall
Election Day Location: TBD
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDACY:
 
Candidates applying for office for the City of Lufkin must meet the requirements per Section 141 of the Texas Election Code as shown below:  Click here for the  Texas Election Code: (provide link to the document attached)
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Lufkin for at least six (6) months at the time of filing.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election.
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or if so convicted, have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. (Texas Election Code)
 
Important Election Information links
 
For Information regarding:
  • Voter ID Requirements
  • Voter Registration
  • Voting by Mail
  • Poll Watcher Training
  • Poll Worker Training
  • Ballot by Mail Tracker
 
Please visit:      VOTE-TEXAS-LOGO_2023-12-20
 
Voter qualifications and registration
To be considered a qualified voter in a City election, a person must: 
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: been fully discharged of his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election
 
To check voter registration status:
Please visit:      texas-secretary-of-state-voter-logo_2023-12-20
 
 
City of Lufkin Upcoming Election Information
Filing for the February 3rd, 2024 Special Election
  • Places on the Ballot: Councilmember Ward No. 5
  • First day to file: 8:00 a.m. - Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
  • Last day to file: 5:00 p.m. -  Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

Council Qualifications
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Lufkin for at least six (6) months at the time of filing.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election.
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or if so convicted, have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. 

Filing for City Council
  • Designation of Campaign Treasurer (CTA) - Required
  • Application - Required
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices form (Optional)
  • All filings are made with the City Secretary and may be filed during the filing period at:
    • In-Person/Mail:
      • City Secretary's Office
      • 300 East Shepherd Avenue
      • Lufkin, Texas 75901


Once required forms for filing are accepted; additional information regarding the election will be provided to Candidates.

For election related questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office – 936-633-0244 or kara@cityoflufkin.com

May 6, 2023 Election

City of Lufkin 2023 Election Early Voting Rosters
NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION / AVISO DE ELECCIÓN
NOTICE OF ELECTION

City of Lufkin 2023 Election Filing Packet
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the City of Lufkin May 6th, 2023 Regular Election for Ward No. 5 and Ward No. 6 Councilmember ballot may be filed during the following time:
(Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección Regular de la Ciudad de Lufkin se pueden presentar durante el siguiente horario:)

Filing Dates and Times:
(Fechas y Horario para Entregar Presentaciones)

Start Date:   January 18th, 2023                      End Date:  February 17th, 2023
(Fecha Inicio)  18 de enero de 2023                   (Fecha Límite)  17 de febrero de 2023

Office Hours:   Monday – Friday, 8:00: a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Horario de la Oficina)  Lunes-Juenes, 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

INITIAL FILING PACKET

The City of Lufkin will hold a Municipal Election on May 6, 2023 for the following positions on the Lufkin City Council:

  • Councilmember Ward No. 5
  • Councilmember Ward No. 6

The first day for filing an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 18, 2023. An individual may file for the City Council Election beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, through Friday, February 17th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  Candidates may file the required documents in person, by mail, email and/or fax.

In person
Lufkin City Hall
City Secretary’s Office
300 East Shepherd Avenue

By Mail
Lufkin City
 Hall
City Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 190
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0190       

By Fax:           (936) 633-0381
By email:         kara@cityoflufkin.com

Candidates must meet the following criteria per Chapter 141 of the Texas Election Code to be eligible for a place on the ballot:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Have not been convicted of a felony
  • Have not been determined to be mentally incapacitated
  • A registered voter in the political subdivision
  • A resident of the City of Lufkin for a period no less than twelve (12) months
  • A resident of the Ward for a period of no less than six (6) months

Interested Candidates may secure an Initial filing packet through this link, or in person through the City Secretary’s office located in Room 145 of the Lufkin City Hall, 300 East Shepherd Ave, Lufkin, Texas. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 936-633-0244 or by email: kara@cityoflufkin.com

Kara Andrepont, TRMC, CMC
City Secretary
City of Lufkin
p. 936-633-0244
f.  936-639-9843
kara@cityoflufkin.com

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