May 6th, 2023 - Upcoming Election


The City of DeSoto will hold a General Election on May 6, 2023 for Councilmember Place 2 and Councilmember Place 4.

The filing period for DeSoto residents for a place on the ballot is: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 through Friday, February 17, 2023, from 9:00am – 12 noon and 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

Applications for Councilmember Place 2 and Councilmember Place 4 will not be accepted after 5:00pm on Friday, February 17, 2023.  The filing period has closed.

The City Secretary’s Office makes available a candidate’s packet to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the City’s election. For the May 6, 2023 municipal election, candidate applications and packets will be available beginning Wednesday January 4, 2023. The candidate’s packet is not required in order to prepare to run for municipal office and provides information to assist those interested in running for municipal office.

Councilmember Place 2

Gilbert Graim, Jr. -

Pierette Parker -

Emmanuel Johnson -

Councilmember Place 4

Andre’ Byrd, Sr. (incumbent) -

Erika Estes -

Upcoming Candidate Forums 

Hosted by:  Dynamic DeSoto

Thursday, March 23rd

7pm – 9pm

Live Q/A Session

You can locate the zoom login information at Dynamic DeSoto

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 880 3721 6030
Passcode: 339732

Hosted by: AKA Upsilon Lambda Omega Chapter

(For Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville)

Saturday, March 25th

9:30am – 12:00pm

Concord Church (Chapel Room) located at 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive in Dallas, TX


Hosted by:  Concerned DeSoto Citizens

Saturday, April 8th

10am – 12pm

DeSoto Bluebonnet Rooms

For more info, please contact:

The City of DeSoto City Council recently adopted new redistricting boundaries, effective for the May 6, 2023 Election.  For more information on the process, click here:

If you’re interested in filing an application for a place on the upcoming ballot and want to verify you reside within the district(s) up for election, please click here:

Early voting by in-person appearance will begin on Monday, April 24, 2023 and continue through Friday, April 28, 2023 between 8:00am - 5:00pm; on Saturday, April 29, 2023, between 8:00am and 5:00pm; on Sunday, April 30, 2023, between 12:00pm and 6:00pm; and on Monday, May 1, 2023 through Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between 7:00am - 7:00pm.  Early voting will take place at Disciple Central Community Church (DC3), located at 901 North Polk Street, DeSoto, Texas.

Election Day Voting is May 6, 2023 and is scheduled at the following locations:
Disciple Central Community Church - Youth Room 104901 North Polk Street
Faith Bible Church - Auditorium1437 West Pleasant Run Road
Belt Line Conference Center
200 East Belt Line Road
Cockrell Hill Elementary School - Gym425 South Cockrell Hill Road
The Meadows Elementary School - Gym1016 The Meadows Parkway
Ruby Young Elementary School - Gym707 Young Boulevard
DeSoto East Middle School - Gym/BLCC601 East Belt Line Road
DeSoto High School - Dyer Gym 3 Foyer600 Eagle Drive

You may vote at any location offered in Dallas County during early voting and on election day. 

*The first day to register to vote in this election is January 1, 2023

*The last day to register to vote in this election is April 6, 2023.

*Last day to receive an application for ballot by mail (ABBM) in the Dallas County Office (NOT POSTMARKED) is April 25, 2023.

(For mail-in ballot application, click here: English: or Spanish:

Last day to receive ballot by mail in the Dallas County Office is May 6, 2023 

For additional information on the Early Voting and Election Day locations, visit the Dallas County Elections site at

If you have any questions regarding the May 6, 2023 General Election, please contact the City Secretary's Office at 972-230-9646.

Notice of Deadline to File Applications

Candidate Ballot Drawing Notice