The City Clerk's office is responsible for conducting all City elections. The
General Election to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers are conducted each year
in May. Two-year terms are staggered by electing the Mayor, Ward II, and Ward IV
Councilmembers in even numbered years; and, Ward I, and Ward III Councilmembers
in odd numbered years. All elected officials are voted at-large.
To be eligible for candidacy, you must be a qualified elector of the State of
Texas, a United States citizen, and shall have resided for at least one year
preceding the next election within the corporate limits of the City of Nederland.
Candidate packets are available from the City Clerk in February of each year. Any
person having the qualifications required by the Charter may place his/her name in
nomination as a candidate for an elected position by filing with the City Clerk an
application in accordance with the Texas Election Code, accompanied by a nonrefundable
filing fee of $25.00, or in lieu of a filing fee, a petition signed by a minimum
number of twenty five (25) qualified voters from within the ward for
a Councilmember, or from within the City for Mayor.