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City Elections
The City of Allen operates under a council-manager form of government. The Mayor and six Councilmembers are elected at-large. In 2001, Allen residents approved an amendment to the Allen City Charter that allowed for three-year staggered terms for the council.

Terms for the City Council Expire as Follows
  • Place No. 1, 3, 5 - May 2015
  • Place No. 4, 6 - May 2016
  • Mayor and Place No. 2 - May 2017

Council Qualifications
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;
  • 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.

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