Voters guide to upcoming municipal election



Voters will go to the polls on Saturday, May 6, to vote on mayor and district councils. (Courtesy of AP)

By Georgie London, Staff Writer

Fort Worth voters will choose a mayor and expanded council this spring.

The municipal election, scheduled for Saturday, May 6, includes 11 council seats, reflecting the expansion of districts to match the city’s growth. The deadline for requesting early voting ballots is at 5 p.m. on April 25. Early voting is set for April 24 – May 2.

Early voting times and times listed on the city’s government website.
Early voting times and locations listed on the city’s government website. (Graphic by Georgie London.)














Districts 10 and 11 were added last year after the city redrew boundaries based on 2020 census data. The changes redistributed the city’s population and could have shifted people from one district to another. 

The ballot is non-partisan. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates who received the most votes move to a runoff. 

Who’s running

Mayor Mattie Parker is facing five challengers in her bid for a second term. They are:

Districts 2, 3 and 8 are uncontested; the incumbents aren’t facing challengers:

The other districts have contested races:

Defining the districts

District maps and what district your neighborhood belongs to can be found here.

Fort Worth’s updated district map includes the addition of districts 10 and 11. (photo courtesy of