Charter Amendments

The New Braunfels City Council is asking residents to consider 18 proposed changes to the Charter.  They are lettered A through R, and voters will have the chance to vote on each item individually (as required by state law).

Last Day to Register to VoteThursday, April 1, 2021
First Day of Early Voting By Personal AppearanceMonday, April 19, 2021
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal AppearanceTuesday, April 27, 2021
Last day to Receive Ballot by MailSaturday, May 1, 2021 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)
ELECTION DAYSaturday, May 1, 2021

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Here’s a quick overview of the 18 propositions, grouped by the type of revision being requested. For details on all 18 propositions in the order that they will appear on the ballot, please CLICK HERE.

City Council Terms & Vacancies
3 Propositions (A, B, C)

Addresses Term Limits and Vacant Council positions


Duties of Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem
2 Propositions (D, E)

Revises and clarifies the powers of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem


Duties and Responsibilities of City Manager
4 Propositions (F, G, H, I)

Revisions to reflect current practices or to align with state laws


Municipal Court, Judge, & Clerk
1 Proposition (J)

Revisions to reflect current practices or to align with state laws


Minor Clarifications & Corrections
6  Propositions (K, L, M, N, O, P)

Revisions to reflect state laws and for minor clerical changes throughout


 Succession Planning in Emergency
1 Proposition (Q)

Establishes procedures for City Council during times of emergency


 Political Campaigning by City Employees
1 Proposition (R)

Clarifies how City employees can participate in political campaigns while at work