The City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Marble Falls. City Elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The regular City Election is held annually on the second Saturday in May as required by the Texas Election Code. All municipal elections are publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

The Council

The City of Marble Falls is a Home Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and six (6) Councilmembers who are elected at large under a place system. Each Councilmember occupies a place on the Council and is elected by plurality from all candidates running for the place by the qualified voters of the City.

Term Information

Each member serves a staggered two (2) year term, thus three (3) of the members are voted on one (1) year, with the remaining members, including the Mayor, elected the following year. Term limits are in place, which means the Mayor and Councilmembers may serve for a maximum of six (6) years, or  three (3) consecutive terms.
  • The City of Marble Falls contracts with Burnet County to conduct elections.

Candidate Qualifications

According to the City of Marble Falls Charter Section 5.05 a candidate for an elective office shall meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a registered voter of the City of Marble Falls
  • Have resided within the corporate city limits for at least 12 months preceding the election
  • Not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liability due the City
  • Shall not hold more than one (1) public office per election
  • Not be an employee of the City

Qualifications and Requirements for Voting in Texas

You may register to vote at any time. Voter registration takes place at the County level by completing and submitting a voter registration application. The voter registration application can be obtained at the Burnet County Clerk’s Office, 220 South Pierce, Burnet, Texas 78611, 512-756-5420. The application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s Office or postmarked 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

Voter Requirements

To be a qualified voter in Texas, a person must:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of the county
  • Be at least 18 years of age on election day
  • Be registered to vote
  • Not be declared mentally disabled by a court of law
  • Not be a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • Voter ID Requirements (PDF)

The next General Election is May 5, 2018.
A Special Election will also be held to fill the
unexpired term of Place 4.
Early Voting
April 23 - May 1, 2018 

Sample Ballot

Unofficial Election Results

Early Voting Locations (April 23-May 1, 2018):

Burnet County Courthouse - 220 South Pierce, Burnet
Marble Falls Courthouse Annex - 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls
 Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Polls will be open from 7am  - 7pm on April 26 and April 30

Election Day Location (May 5, 2018):
Marble Falls Courthouse Annex - 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm

Declared Candidates

(Filing Period:  January 17 - February 16, 2018)

Place 1 (Craig Magerkurth), Place 3 (Reed Norman) and Place 5 (Richard Westerman) terms expire May 2018.
Place 4 (William  (Dee) Haddock) unexpired term expires May 2018.

Office of Councilmember Place 1
  • Name:   Craig Magerkurth (Incumbent)
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation:  Data Science
  • DOB:  10/17/1966
  • Date Filed:  02/06/2018
  • View filed documents
Office of Councilmember Place 3

  • Name:  William (Dee) Haddock 
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation: Healthcare Administration
  • DOB: 08/19/1951
  • Date Filed: 01/18/2018
  • View filed documents

Office of Councilmember Place 5 

  • Name:  Richard Westerman (Incumbent)
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation: Lighting Sales
  • DOB:   10/08/1961
  • Date Filed:  02/07/2018
  • View filed documents

Office of Councilmember Place 4 (Unexpired Term)

  • Name:  Celia Dale Merrill
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation:  Teacher
  • DOB:  08/30/1951
  • Date Filed:  02/16/2018
  • View filed documents

You must be a resident of the City of Marble Falls (Precincts 19 and 20) and a registered voter of Burnet County by the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in City Elections. The deadline to register to vote in the May election is April 5, 2018.
For more information contact the City Secretary’s Office at 830-798-7060 or by email.