City Elections

The City Secretary serves as the Election Administration Official for City Elections.. City Elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The regular City Election is held annually on the first Saturday in May as required by the Texas Election Code. All municipal elections are publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

The City of Marble Falls contracts with Burnet County to conduct elections.

Doug Ferguson, REO, Elections Administrator
106 W. Washington St.
Burnet, TX  78611
Phone:  512-715-5288

Mayor & Council Seats

The City of Marble Falls is a Home Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor and six (6) Councilmembers who are elected at large under a place system. Each Councilmember occupies a place on the Council and is elected by plurality from all candidates running for the place by the qualified voters of the City.

Term Information

Each member serves a staggered two (2) year term, thus three (3) of the members are voted on one (1) year, with the remaining members, including the Mayor, elected the following year. Term limits are in place, which means the Mayor and Councilmembers may serve for a maximum of six (6) years, or three (3) consecutive terms.

Candidate Qualifications

According to the City of Marble Falls Charter Section 5.05 a candidate for an elective office shall meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a registered voter of the City of Marble Falls
  • Have resided within the corporate city limits for at least 12 months preceding the election
  • Not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liability due the City
  • Shall not hold more than one (1) public office per election
  • Not be an employee of the City

Qualifications and Requirements for Voting in Texas

You may register to vote at any time. Voter registration takes place at the County level by completing and submitting a voter registration application. The voter registration application can be obtained at the Burnet County Clerk’s Office, 220 South Pierce, Burnet, Texas 78611, 512-756-5420. The application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s Office or postmarked 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court, or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and
  • Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

You must be a resident of the City of Marble Falls (Precincts 19 and 20) and a registered voter of Burnet County by the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in City Elections. The deadline to register to vote in the May 6, 2023 election is April 6, 2023. Voter registration application.  For more information contact the City Secretary’s Office at 830-798-7060 or by email.

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) Required for Texas Voters
The Texas Election Code 631(b) requires a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates. Please click on the links under Election Documents for additional information and the application form.

May 6, 2023 General Election

Unofficial Cumulative Election Results

Candidate Positions up for Election

Mayor - Richard Westerman
Councilmember, Place 2 - Dave Rhodes
Councilmember Place 4 - Bryan Walker
Councilmember Place 6 - Reed Norman

Voting Schedules and Locations

Polling locations determined by Burnet County

Early Voting

April 24 - May 2, 2023

Early Voting Locations 
Marble Falls Courthouse S. Annex - 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Polls will be open 7 am - 7 pm on April 27 and May 1

Election Day

May 6, 2023
Marble Falls Courthouse S. Annex - 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm

Declared Candidates

(Filing Period: January 18, 2023- February 17, 2023)
(Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: February 21, 2023)


  • Name:  Richard Westerman
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Jay P. Brown
  • Occupation:  Lighting Sales
  • Date filed:  01/18/2023
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  • Name:   Dave Rhodes
  • Campaign Treasurer:   Self
  • Occupation:   Business/Retired
  • Date filed:  02/16/2023
  • View filed documents

Councilmember Place 2

  • Name: Karlee Cauble
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self  
  • Occupation:  Property Manager
  • Date filed:  02/03/2023
  • View filed documents

  • Name:   John Davis
  • Campaign Treasurer:   Bailey Sutherland
  • Occupation:   Self Employed
  • Date filed:  02/14/2023
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Councilmember Place 4

  • Name:   Bryan G. Walker
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation: Firefighter
  • Date filed:  02/07/2023
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Councilmember Place 6 

  • Name:  Craig Magerkurth
  • Campaign Treasurer:  Self
  • Occupation:  Data Analyst
  • Date filed: 01/18/2023
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