May 2, 2020 General Election and Charter Amendments - Postponed to Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The next General Election originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Sugar Land City Hall, located at 2700 Town Center Blvd. N. Sugar Land, TX 77479 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/election/candidates/index.shtml (posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Filing requirements are per state statute, and available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2018/local.shtml and those of the City of Sugar Land Qualifications for Elected Officials.

Canvass Official Results

  • November 3, 2020 - General Election

Candidates Office Sought Early Votes Election Day Votes Total / Percentage
Joe R. Zimmerman Mayor 38,819 2,650 41,469 / 100.00%
Taylor Landin At Large Position 1 14,991 864 15,855 / 43.23%
William Ferguson At Large Position 1 19,397 1,425 20,822 / 56.77%
Jennifer Lane At Large Position 2 30,558 2,049 32,607 / 100.00%

Charter Amendments - All Propositions Passed

  • November 3, 2020 - Special Election

Name of Proposition  
Amendment Description
Early Votes Election Day Votes Total / Percentage
Proposition A
Shall Sections 2.01 and 2.03 of the City Charter be amended to increase the current two-year terms for the council members and mayor to three-year terms; change the term limitations from four consecutive terms in a nine-year period to three consecutive terms in a nine-year period; provide that single-member district and at-large positions are aggregated for the purpose of terms limits; and be effective for the single-member district positions as of the May 2021 election and for the mayor and at-large positions as of the May 2022 election? 26,021 1,852 27,873 / 55.03%
Proposition B Shall Section 2.02 of the City Charter be amended to require the city secretary to verify city council candidate and incumbent residency by viewing a Texas Driver’s License or Texas Identification Card and a Voter Registration Card? 41,771 2,859 44,630 / 87.42%
Proposition C Shall Section 2.06(b) of the City Charter be amended to allow city council 60 days to fill an office vacancy of less than twelve months? 38,481 2,656 41,137 / 84.64%
Proposition D Shall Section 2.08(b) of the City Charter be amended to mandate city council vote aye or nay on all ordinances and resolutions unless prohibited to do so by law? 38,568 2,634 41,202 / 85.12%
Proposition E Shall the City Charter be amended to add a new section titled “Forfeiture of Office” to provide that a member of council automatically resigns from office upon the conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude? 42,685 2,886 45,571 / 91.43%
Proposition F Shall the City Charter be amended to add a new section titled “Resign to Run” to provide that a member of council automatically resigns from office upon the filing for the position of an external public office? 36,744 2,474 39,218 / 81.26%
Proposition G Shall Section 3.04(a)(1) of the City Charter be amended to require initiative and referendum petitions be signed by a number equal to or greater than 15% of the registered voters in the city as of the petition date? 34,408 2,364 36,772 / 78.50%
Proposition H Shall Section 3.04(a)(2) of the City Charter be amended to reduce the number of required signature on a mayoral or at-large recall petition to 15% of the city’s registered voters as of the petition date? 28,770 1,978 30,748 / 65.48%
Proposition I Shall Section 3.04(a)(3) of the City Charter be amended to reduce the number of required signatures on a district member recall petition to 15% of the city’s registered voters residing in that district as of the petition date? 28,779 1,958 30,737 / 65.13%