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The Allen City Charter outlines the basic functions and rules of city government, including the number of councilmembers, qualifications of elected officials and methods for filling vacancies. A charter amendment creates new procedures, rules or restrictions by adding or modifying language to the existing Allen City Charter.
The Allen City Charter was updated in 2019 to limit the number of years or terms that councilmembers or the mayor may serve. Propositions A and B amend the charter’s language related to term limits, maximum lifetime service, and council appointments to unexpired vacancies. It is anticipated the approval of the proposed amendments will have no fiscal impact on the City of Allen.
Allen City Council voted to add Propositions A and B to the November 2, 2021 ballot during the council meeting held on April 13, 2021.
Upcoming uniform / primary elections:
The following locations are designated by City of Allen as the General Election Day polling locations. Allen voters also may vote at any countywide voting center in Collin County.
Allen Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation BuildingCommunity Room301 Century ParkwayAllen, Texas 75013Google map directions
Allen ISD Service Center Multipurpose Room1451 N. Watters RoadAllen, Texas 75013Google map directions
Visit the Collin County Voter Registration page to check your registration status, download an application, change your address and more.
Allen City Council consists of the mayor and six council members elected citywide to serve three-year, staggered terms of office.
In addition to strategic planning and approving the annual budget, the council sets policy, enacts ordinances establishing municipal law, and regulates zoning and development. The council also appoints board and commission members.
The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The last day to file an application for a place on the ballot is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022. The last day to file as a write-in candidate is by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22.
Allen City Council candidacy requirements:
*If filing a petition in lieu of the filing fee, State law sets the number as the great of: 1) 25; or 2) 1/2 of 1 percent of the total votes cast in the most recent mayoral election. There were 51,481 votes case in 2020. The total signatures required for a petition filed in 2022 and/or 2023 is 257.
Allen City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at Allen City Hall. Agendas are posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act which requires at least 72 hours notice on the City’s Official bulletin board at City Hall and on the City’s website.
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