The City of Allen operates under a council-manager form of government as approved by voters in 1979 through the adoption of the  Allen City Charter. The Mayor and six Councilmembers are elected at-large for three-year staggered terms.

Terms for the City Council Expire as Follows
  • Place No. 4, 6 - May 2016
  • Mayor and Place No. 2 - May 2017
  • Place No. 1, 3 and 5 - May 2018
  1. Council Qualifications
  2. Political Signs
  3. Election Notices
According to the City of Allen Charter Article II, Section 2.02, a City Council candidate must:

  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Allen for at least six (6) months at the time of filing;
  • Be a resident of the City of Allen for at least one year immediately preceding their election; and
  • Hold no other elected office or appointed public office or position of emolument, except as authorized by state law.
Excerpt from The Charter of the City of Allen, Texas, Article II. The City Council

The City of Allen Charter can be found as part of the City of Allen, Texas, Code of Ordinances.