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.

Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the Ballot 2022

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