vote graphic2024 Election Information - May 4, 2024


THE GENERAL ELECTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Incumbents (David K. Leigh and Craig Pearson) are unopposed.

The City of Belton will conduct a Special Election on Saturday, May 4, 2024, where voters may vote for or against the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages.

Early Voting
City Hall (Conference Room) 
333 Water Street
                     Election Day
Harris Community Center 
401 N. Alexander Street
April 22-26, 2024
(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  May 4, 2024
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
April 29-30, 2024
(7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Absentee Voting and Ballot By Mail
Registered voters in Belton are eligible to request a ballot by mail if ANY of the following conditions prevents them from voting in person during the early voting period or on Election Day.
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Disability
  • Expected absence from the County on Election Day AND the entire period of early voting
  • Confinement in jail, but otherwise eligible to vote
Ballot by mail applications are available at the Bell County Elections Department at the Belton Courthouse Annex, 550 E. 2nd Avenue, Belton, TX 76655.  
Mail ballot by mail applications to:
Bell County Elections Department
P.O. Box 1629
Belton, Texas 76513

Register to Vote
Register to vote online with Bell County Elections. It takes 30 days for a registration to be in effect. 

Candidate Qualification Information
To run for City Council, a candidate must file for office within the posted filing period. In addition, see qualifications below outlined by the City of Belton Charter and the State of Texas Election Code.

Belton Home Rule Charter Qualifications
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Belton for at least the previous 12 months
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the City
  • City employees are not eligible to file
  • May not hold any other elected public office
  • Candidates may only file for one office per election
Texas Eligibility Requirements for Public Office
    • Citizen of the United States
    • 18 years old
    • Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment in court
    • No felony convictions
    • Resided in state continuously for previous 12 months
    • Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for this office