Election Information

November 7, 2023, General Election 

The City of Keene will hold its General Election on November 7, 2023, for the purpose of electing a Councilmember in Place II, Ward I, and Ward III for a term of 2 years. 

Notices and Election Materials

2023 Election Information

Keene City Council Ward Map (Google Maps Interactive)

Notice of Deadline to File Applications For Place On The Ballot

Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot (August 28, 2023 / PDF)

Notice of General Election

Notice of Voting Order Priority

2023 General Election Full Packet (PDF)

UNOFFICIAL 2023 General Election Results

2024 General Election Notice

Candidates for 2023 General Election

The 2023 City Council Ballot Drawing was held at Keene City Hall Council Chambers on 08/28/2023 at 5:00 p.m. 

Listed below are the candidates for November 7, 2023, General Election in the order in which they will appear on the ballot.

EmailPhone Number

Ward I

Jere SloughJereSlough72@gmail.com
Rob Foster
Bob ChapmanBobC2504@me.com

Ward III

Owen K. Larsonolarson@keenetx.com
Charles "Chuck" Easleychuck.easley@yahoo.com
Mike Lujantalktexan@gmail.com

Place 2

Thomas Gutwatgutwa@keenetx.com
Troy Smithtsmith@keenetx.com

City of Keene 2023 General Election Calendar  

July 22, 2023:

  • FIRST DAY for filing an application for a place on the ballot.  
  • FIRST DAY for filing a declaration of write-in candidacy.  

August 21, 2023: 5:00 p.m.

  • LAST DAY for filing an application for a place on the ballot and to file an appointment of a Campaign Treasurer.  
  • At this time, the appointment of a Campaign Treasurer and your complete and accurate application for a place on the ballot must be turned in.

August 25, 2023: 5:00 p.m.

  • LAST DAY for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy in the General Election.  

August 27, 2023 – August 31, 2023

  • Period to conduct drawing for order of names on the ballot.  
  • Drawing will be scheduled between the dates.  

August 28, 2023: 5:00 p.m.

  • LAST DAY for a ballot or write-in candidate in the GENERAL election to submit a certificate of withdrawal and have name omitted from the ballot. 
  • LAST DAY that a declaration of ineligibility causes omission of candidate’s name from ballot in the GENERAL election.

September 18, 2023:

  • LAST DAY for a challenge of a candidate application based on form, content, and procedure.  

October 10, 2023:

  • LAST DAY for submitting voter registration application in time to vote at the election or for requesting transfer of registration in time to vote in new precinct not in the same county and territory.

October 23, 2023:

  • LAST DAY to challenge write-in candidate for form, content, and procedure.
  • FIRST DAY of Early Voting by personal appearance.

November 3, 2023:

  • LAST DAY of Early Voting by personal appearance.

November 7, 2023:

  • LAST DAY to receive ballots by mail.

Voter Photo Identification

Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) created a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. Secretary of the State of Texas has advised that effective immediately, voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification when voting in person.

Johnson County Elections

City of Keene’s Current Charter