Elections



Candidate applications and election packets are available at City Hall 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday during the filing period.
The filing period for the May General Election is usually mid January - mid February, the specific dates will be posted on the Notice of Deadline to file for each year.

Eligibility Requirements for Candidates: 

Mayor:  To be eligible for the office of mayor of the municipality, a person must be a registered voter and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least 12 months preceding the election day.  

Alderman: To be eligible for the office of alderman for the municipality, a person must be a registered vote and must reside on election day in the municipal limits.
  
Council members are elected annually at large for a two year term. Elections are held the first Saturday in May.

City of Lorena is a Type A General Law City.  The mayor and council members are elected at large for a two year term except:
(1) a person is appointed to fill a vacancy will serve only until the next regular election. Tex. Loc. Gov't Code 22.010(b).
(2) a person elected at a special election called to fill a vacancy serves for the remainder of the term. Tex. Loc. Gov't Code 22.010