McKINNEY, Texas (Dec. 6, 2016) – The Mayor and three McKinney City Council seats will be up for voter consideration during the general election in May. Individuals interested in learning more about running can pick up candidate packets from the City Secretary at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. starting Dec. 6. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is 5 p.m. on Feb. 17. Voters will elect representatives for Mayor, one At Large seat, plus the District 1 and the District 3 seats. The general election is scheduled for May 6. Early voting takes place from April 24—May 2. The candidate packet includes necessary forms, instructions, eligibility requirements, important dates related to the election and campaign sign rules. For more information about City Council candidate packets or elections, call City Secretary Sandy Hart at 972-547-7505 or email

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at