Kennedale City Council approves a Call for Elections


Approved on January 18 – Call for Elections (Resolution 599)

An election is hereby called to elect the offices of Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4 to serve from May of 2022 until May of 2024, or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

The election shall be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Kennedale Community Center (in the Kennedale Public Library), 316 W. 3rd Street, Kennedale, Texas 76060.

Qualified persons may file as candidates by filing applications in the office of the City Secretary from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from January 19, 2022, through February 18, 2022.

Early voting by personal appearance. Early voting by personal appearance shall be conducted beginning April 25, 2022, and continue through May 3, 2022, at the Kennedale Community Center (in the Kennedale Public Library), 316 W. 3rd Street, Kennedale, Texas 76060, at the following times:

  • MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Early Voting by Mail.

Heider Garcia, the Tarrant County Elections Administrator, or his successor, acting pursuant to Texas Government Code §601.002 (“Election Administrator”), is hereby designated as Early Voting Clerk for the election.

Applications for early voting by mail may be delivered not later than the close of business on April 26, 2022, to the Election Administrator in any of the following ways:

  • via mail to Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 961011, Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0011;
  • via courier or hand delivery to Tarrant County Elections, 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011;
  • via fax to 817-850-2344; or via email to [email protected].
  • Be aware that new voting laws have been passed and that it has resulted in many vote by mail applications being rejected. Absentee voters are now required to include a state identification number like a driver’s license number or a partial Social Security number on their applications for a mail-in ballot. Those numbers must match information in a voter’s record or their application will be rejected. (Early reports of hundreds of early mail in ballot have have been rejected because they did not include correct information, the Texas Secretary of State says things are improving.)

Currently, the office of Mayor is held by Linda Rhodes, Place 2 is held by Gary Mitchell and Place 4 is held by Austin Degenhart.