Participating in your local elections can be even more important than voting once every four years in the Presidential election. Local elections have the most effect on your daily life. Did you know that the local government is responsible for the following:
- Parks and Recreation
- Public Works (Local Streets, Sewers, & Water)
- Police, Fire, & Emergency Medical Services
- Library Services
- Building Permits and Planning and Zoning
- City Taxes
Currently there are 14,611 registered voters in the City of Watauga, in the May 7, 2022 election 668 or 4.57% of our residents voted.
The City of Watauga
is a Home Rule municipal government and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and seven (7) Council Members are elected at large. Council Member Places 1, 2, 6, and 7 are elected in even-numbered years, while the Mayor and Council Member Places 3, 4, and 5 are elected in odd-numbered years. All Council Members are elected for two (2) years in compliance with the City's Home Rule Charter. City elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and held in May (first Saturday) each year. The Tarrant County Election Results Archive contains reports and results for all elections held in the City of Watauga.
In accordance with the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the City of Watauga and is tasked with overseeing and administering all City elections. For more information, please contact the City Secretary.
Boards and Commissions