City Elections (Elecciones de la ciudad)

May 2023 General Election
Future General Elections 
(posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019)

 Date of Next Officer Election Location of Next Officer Election
 Saturday, May 6, 2023Kemah Community Center (Jimmie Walker Community Center)
800 Harris
Kemah, TX 77565

 Elected Officers of Political SubdivisionYear Officer ElectedYear Term Expires
 Carl Joiner - Mayor 2021 2023
 Darren Broadus - Position 2  2021 2023
 Robin Collins - Position 4 2021 2023

 Filing Period for the May 6, 2023 General Election for Mayor and Positions 2 & 4
 First Day to File for Place on the Ballot: (108th day before Election) January 18, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
 Last Day to File for Place on the Ballot: (78th day before Election) February 17, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. 

 Office Hours:

  • Monday thru Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Office hours will be extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th.)

 Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot 2023

  • Monday, February 27, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot

 Additional Important 2023 Election Dates:

  • First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: January 1, 2023
  • Last Day to Register to Vote (for 2023 City Officers' Election): April 6, 2023

 Voter Information:

NOTICES/DOCUMENTS (Avisos/Documentos):

Candidate Eligibility Requirements
1. Be a United States citizen.
 2. Be 18 years of age or older on first day of term to be filled at election.
 3. For the office of Mayor, have resided continuously within the State of Texas for ONE (1) year prior to the filing deadline and within the city limits of Kemah for at least ONE (1) year preceding Election Day.  For the office of Alderman (city councilmember), have resided continuously within the State of Texas for ONE (1) year prior to the filing deadline and within the city limits of Kemah for at least SIX (6) months preceding the filing deadline.
 4. Have been a registered voter (possess current voter registration certificate) in the territory elected from by the filing deadline.
 5. Have not been convicted of a felony or an offense involving moral turpitude for which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
 6. Have not been determined by final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Candidate Applications and Forms

Robin Collins - Mayor
Robin Collins - Candidate Application
Robin Collins - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Robin Collins - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Darren Broadus - Position 2
Darren Broadus - Candidate Application
Darren Broadus - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Darren Broadus - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Peyton Lumpkin - Position 4
Peyton Lumpkin - Candidate Application
Peyton Lumpkin - Campaign Treasurer Appointment

The City Secretary's Office will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for any of the above-referenced places during the filing period designated by state law. During the filing period, the City Secretary's Office will receive completed and notarized applications at the City of Kemah City Hall, located at 1401 Hwy 146 Kemah, TX 77565, during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. excluding holidays.  Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 2023.  Per the Secretary of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 30, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • In person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall;
  • By mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or 
  • By fax or email; "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee (the City of Kemah does not require a filing fee).  Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."

 Notice and Record of Meeting of Political Subdivision's Governing Body (If applicable to Political Subdivision):
 City Council meeting agendas and minutes are posted to the City's website at the following link: