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City Elections

City of Brenham - 2021 Election Information

Early Voting: Monday, April 19, 2021 - Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | Election Day: May 1, 2021 - 7 am - 7 pm

General Election Vote Totals Note: Election results are not final until the City Council canvasses results at the special council meeting, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 9:00 am.

Place 1 - Ward 1
Shannan Canales: 183
W. Keith Herring: 148

Place 3 - Ward 3
Atwood C. Kenjura: 373

Place 5 - At Large
Allan G. Colvin: 507
Clint T Kolby: 653

Place 6 - At Large
Albert Earnie Buchanan: 224
Leah Cook: 932


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Election - Saturday, MAY 1, 2021

A General Election will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The citizens of Brenham will be electing:

  • one Councilmember for Place 1 – Ward 1
    • Shannan Canales
    • W. Keith Herring (incumbent)
  • one Councilmember for Place 3 – Ward 3
    • Atwood C. Kenjura
  • one Councilmember for Place 5 – At Large
    • Allan G. Colvin
    • Clint T. Kolby (incumbent)
  • one Councilmember for Place 6 – At Large.
    • Albert Ernie Buchanan
    • Leah Cook

All positions will be for a four (4) year term.

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Important Dates

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 -  First day to file for a place on the ballot; filing period begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 - City Council will order the election at a regular City Council meeting. The meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 12, 2021 - Last day to file for a place on the ballot; filing period ends at 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 19, 2021 - Last day for a candidate to withdraw; the request must be in writing and received by the City Secretary by 5:00 p.m. Drawing for place on the ballot will take place at 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, April 19, 2021 - First day of Early Voting.
  • Monday, April 26, 2021 - First 12-hour day of Early Voting in which the Early Voting polling place will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Last day of Early Voting; second 12-hour day in which the Early Voting polling place will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Special Council Meeting to canvas the election returns and, if needed, order a runoff election. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m

Additional election information for the May 1, 2021, General Election can be found below:


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Early Voting Information

Early voting will be held at:

Washington County Annex Building
100 S. Park Street
Brenham, Texas

Early Voting will be held on the following days/times:

Monday, April 19, 2021 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021 8 am to 5 pm
Friday, April 23, 2021 8 am to 5 pm
Monday, April 26, 2021 8 am to 8 pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8 am to 8 pm

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Download Ward Maps & Sample Ballots

Search Ward Map by Address


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Voter Registration Card - What Ward am I in?

Search Ward Map by Address

Look in the City Box. The last number should be your ward number (1-4) if you live within the city limits (the example below shows where to look).

Voter Registration Card sample with the City box circled to show where ward numbers are placed

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General Election Information

Jump to: Important Dates | FAQ's


To run for City Council you must:

  1. have been a resident of the City and any Ward you wish to represent for a period of 12 months immediately preceding the election;
  2. be at least 21 years of age, when elected;
  3. not be indebted to the City; and
  4. not be interested in the sale to the City of any supplies, equipment, materials, or articles.


If you would like to file an application for a place on the General Election ballot, please stop by the City Secretary's office in City Hall (200 W. Vulcan St., Suite 203) and pick up a Candidate Packet.

Applications for a place on the May 1, 2021, General Election ballot will be accepted by the City Secretary, during normal business hours, beginning on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The last day to file for a place on the General Election ballot is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. 

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2021 General Election
Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that you will take a moment to review these questions. We encourage you to explore our website for more detailed information on elections and voting in Texas. We hope you find this useful, and we appreciate this opportunity to serve you.

Note: We have grouped questions and answers in categories and provided links to additional information when needed.

When are future elections?

I work in the City. Am I eligible to vote in a City election?

I own rental property in the City.  Am I eligible to vote in a City election?

I'm not sure if I'm registered; how can I confirm my voter registration status?

I'm not registered, but want to vote in the May Election; how can I be sure that I'm registered in time to vote?

If I send my registration by the deadline, what happens next?

I am registered to vote, but I moved this past year. Is there anything I need to do to make sure that I won't have a problem voting in May?

I don't remember seeing my certificate lately. Is that a problem? Don't I just stay registered?

I can't find my voter certificate/card. Will I be able to vote without it?

Can anybody vote early in person, or only those people who are going to be out of town on Election Day? What are the dates for voting early in person?

Where do I go to early vote?

Can anybody vote early by mail (also referred to as absentee voting)?

I meet one of the requirements shown above to vote early by mail. What do I do now? Are there deadlines connected with this procedure?

It's Election Day, I'm registered and ready to vote. Where do I go? What are the hours for voting on Election Day?

What do I need to take with me on Election Day to the polls?

What if I do not possess one of the acceptable forms of ID named above?