May 4, 2019 - General/Special Election ( Johnson County Residents ONLY

All City of Venus residents in Johnson County will need to cast their ballot at the Civic Center located at 210 S Walnut St, Venus, TX.

May 4, 2019 - General/Special Election ( Ellis County Residents ONLY

There are two big changes for the May 4, 2019 Election:

  1. This election will be the first to allow registered voters in Ellis County to cast their ballot at any Vote Center location in the County.  
  2. This election will feature new ExpressVote Touch-Screen voting machines.  Stop by the Ellis County Elections office at 204 E. Jefferson Street, Waxahachie for a demonstration.  

Notice of General Election / Notice of Special Election

Voting Information 

Notice of Voting Order Priority

Voter Registration Information (Texas Secretary of State Office)

Last day to register to be eligible to vote - April 4th, 2019

Early Voting by personal appearance:

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day

  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


GENERAL ELECTION - May 4th, 2019

Candidates - City Council Place 1

  • Jeannie Prazak

Candidates - City Council Place 2

  • Linda Raye Harris

Candidates - Mayor (Ballot Order)

  • James L. Burgess
  • Laurna M. Guidry-Shaw


SPECIAL ELECTION - May 4th, 2019

Proposition A - Home Rule Charter - English Version / Spanish Version - Home Rule Charter May Election Information and FAQ

"Shall the City of Venus adopt a Home Rule Charter as recommended and submitted by the Home Rule Charter Commission of the City of Venus."

"Debería la Ciudad de Venus adoptar los Estatutos del Gobierno Autónomo como lo ha recomendado y presentado la Comisión de Estatutos del Gobierno Autónomo la de Venus."

For Candidates

It is the responsibility and honor of the City Secretary's Office to conduct and oversee the City Council election process for the City of Venus. Elections are conducted annually on the Uniform Election Day in May (the first Saturday in May.)

However, Texas Election laws regarding campaign finances and legal matters limit the role of the City Secretary’s Office to accepting and filing the various candidate applications, affidavits and statements and noting the date of filing. 

The required election forms and instruction guides are provided on this site for your convenience. Please note that all election records and campaign reports are considered Open Records and will be viewed as such by newspaper/media reporters and opponents.

Political Sign Information

City of Venus Temporary Sign Ordinance - Political Signs

Texas Department of Transportation - Rules on Campaign Signs

Political Advertising - What You Need To Know

Reporting, Contributions & Expenditures

Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions and expenditures are to be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at (512) 463-5800 or (800) 325-8506 

Election Law

Questions regarding election law are to be directed to the Secretary of State at (512) 463-5650 or (800) 252-86836